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SAN DIEGO: Couple arrested in carjacking, countywide robberies targeting 7-Eleven stores

Posted at 6:01 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 23:17:42-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A man and a woman were taken into custody following a carjacking and a string of robberies targeting San Diego convenient stores early Tuesday morning.

The crime spree started around 1 a.m. when the couple allegedly carjacked a victim in El Cajon.

Minutes later, the couple drove to a 7-Eleven store near the intersection of San Carlos Drive and Bisby Lake Avenue, police said.

A male suspect armed with a handgun walked into the store while the clerk was preparing the register for the day, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said.

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The armed man reached over the counter and took money out the register, then the suspect ran out of the store. The couple fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Moments later, a second 7-Eleven was robbed in Spring Valley. According to police, the suspects drove off in a car matching the description of the vehicle used in the Lake Murray incident.

The couple then arrived at a third store on North Euclid in National City. The 7-Eleven clerk at the store said they "had a bad feeling about the couple" and alerted police, officers told 10News.

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The female driver remained at the scene while the male suspect ran from the wreck. Police were able to take him into custody shortly after.

Several agencies are working to investigate the incident.

No further information was given at this time.

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