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Four arrested in string of AutoZone robberies


Last updated 12/15/2018 at 9:06am

RIVERSIDE - Three men and a boy were in custody, suspected of committing at least 17 robberies over the past several months at AutoZone stores in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

In the first incident, two of the suspects entered an AutoZone in the 1500 block of South San Jacinto Avenue in San Jacinto on Mar. 21 and used an AR-15 style rifle to hold employees at bay and rob the business of cash, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Over the next several months, AutoZones in the cities of Riverside, Grand Terrace, Menifee, San Bernardino, Jurupa Valley, Perris, Hemet and Redlands were robbed in a similar fashion. Detectives from various agencies worked with AutoZone Loss Prevention to develop a plan of action to identify and arrest the suspects, the Riverside Police Department said.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, police in Fontana interrupted an attempt by the suspects to rob an AutoZone in the 14000 block of Baseline Avenue. The suspects led officers on a chase, which ended in Rancho Cucamonga with one suspect in custody, police said. During the chase, a loaded AR-15 was tossed from the suspects' vehicle and later recovered.

Over the next day and a half, search warrants were served on multiple locations and the three outstanding suspects were arrested, police said.

The suspects, identified as Daeon Raishawn Cox, 19, of Moreno Valley; Dashon Raymond White, 24, of Moreno Valley, Jada Shardae Allen, 18, of Perris and a boy whose identity was withheld due to his age, were booked into jails and juvenile hall. Detectives have connected these suspects to 17 AutoZone robberies, but that number is expected to rise, police said. All are charged

with multiple counts of conspiracy, robbery and kidnapping in the commission of a robbery. If convicted, they could face life in prison.

The suspects may be responsible for robberies at other business, police said.


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