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Police search for armed robbery suspects

Two unknown suspects entered the AM/PM Gas Station located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 6.Both suspects produced handguns and demanded money from the cash register. The suspects then fled on foot westbound towards Claremont Boulevard.

Based on wittiness statements, the Claremont Police Department believes that these 2 suspects are responsible for a number of other armed robberies that have occurred since March 30 throughout the Inland Empire. Similar armed robberies have occurred at convenience stores in the cities of Jurupa, Redlands, Mentone and in Rancho Cucamonga.

Police describe the suspects as:

An 18- to 22-year-old black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, wearing black and white Adidas tennis shoes. The weapon is described as a grey handgun.

The second suspect is also described as an 18- to 22-year-old black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and brown pants. The second suspects weapon is also described as a grey handgun.

Anyone with any information regarding this or similar robberies are encouraged to call the Claremont Police Department immediately at 399-5411.

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