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Seal Beach the Site of Not One but Two Armed Robberies Tuesday Night

At this time, police do not believe the mugging and store takeover are related.

There were two armed robberies last night, a mugging and a store take-over. Patch file photo.
There were two armed robberies last night, a mugging and a store take-over. Patch file photo.

Seal Beach was the site of two armed robberies Tuesday night.

The first occurred at 8:22 p.m. at the AT&T store at 12830 Seal Beach Blvd, according to a Seal Beach Police Department press release. A lone man armed with a handgun entered the business and ordered all patrons and employees to the ground.

“The suspect then escorted the manager to the rear office area to unlock a storage area, where the suspect gathered a large amount of merchandise into a black plastic bag,” the release states.

The suspect – described as a male black, 25 years of age, 5-08, 160 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, a tan baseball cap, and sunglasses – then fled on foot.

He got away with numerous iPhones and iPads, officials said.

In the second instance a little more than an hour later, two men mugged a Seal Beach man on Central Avenue between 7th and 8th streets, a second press release said.

“When the male victim informed the suspects of not having anything on him, the suspects struck the victim in the face and stole his iPhone,” the release states.

Police did not get a good description of the culprits, although they were said to have left in a dark-colored, larger American sedan, police said.

"At this time, we have no reason to believe the two incidents are related," Sgt. Phil Gonshak told Patch.

If anyone has information regarding either of the incidents is asked to contact Det. Gary Krogman at (562) 799-4100 extension 1108 or by email: gkrogman@sealbeachca.gov.

Nate May 21, 2014 at 02:02 PM
I'm saying that we don't the full set of circumstance and their must be more......
The Beast ! May 21, 2014 at 02:55 PM
Nate, The guy was walking home and was robbed of his cell phone. Below are the facts of the case reported by the victim and the Seal Beach police officers; two men mugged a Seal Beach man on Central Avenue between 7th and 8th streets, a second press release said. “When the male victim informed the suspects of not having anything on him, the suspects struck the victim in the face and stole his iPhone,” We cannot assume he was followed home from a bar! and why would we assume that anyway ?
Nate May 21, 2014 at 02:57 PM
again, I'm saying that we don't the full set of circumstance and their must be more......I can cut and paste too beast
The Beast ! May 21, 2014 at 03:01 PM
I leave bars in Seal Beach at wheee hours in the morning all the time, and usually bar hop from 10 PM till 2 AM every night and I've never been mugged.
The Beast ! May 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM
I wonder if any arrest has been made yet of these robbers !

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