Santa Ana Police Robbery Detectives released video on 7/10/2019, related to two armed robberies that occurred on 7/04/2019, to the media and community members. After the story aired, detectives received information from the community about the identity of Suspect #1 in the media release.
Based on the information received, Detectives were able identify Brain Ho as Suspect#1 in both the Santa Ana robberies. Detectives obtained information that Suspect Ho was taken into custody by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the City of Huntington Beach on 7/9/2019 on unrelated charges. Suspect Ho was found to be in possession of a firearm similar to that used in the Santa Ana robberies.
SAPD Robbery Detectives are also working with Detectives from Garden Grove and Westminster Police Departments on cases they believe Suspect Ho committed during the same time period.
The second suspect in the two Santa Ana Robberies remains unidentified and at large. Anyone with information on the identity of that suspect is asked to contact SAPD Robbery Detective Duane Greaver at 714-245-8362, firstname.lastname@example.org or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
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M & Toi Café – 4702 W 1st St
Dey’s Doughnuts – 630 S Euclid
Suspect 1: M/H or Vietnamese, 20-30 yrs old, 5’6”-5’10”, 180lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, clear lens glasses, and black gloves. Armed with a black/silver handgun (silver slide)
Suspect 2: M/H or Vietnamese, 20-30 yrs old, 5’6”-5’10”, 180lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses. Acted as the lookout. Armed with a black handgun
On July 4, 2019, at 7:09 AM, Suspect #1 entered the M & Toi Café, removed a black gun from a bag and pointed the weapon at the victims demanding they put their money in the bag. The victims complied and gave Suspect #1 their cash. Suspect #2 entered the business brandishing his weapon and acting as a lookout. Both suspects fled the business on foot.
Video Surveillance (M & Toi Café): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1b1D7Zw-JQ
On July 4, 2019, at 7:19 AM, Suspect #1 entered Dey’s Doughnuts and brandished a gun at the victim. Suspect #1 demanded the victim put the money from the cash register into a bag. The victim compiled after the suspect pointed the gun at his head. Suspect #2 stayed by the front door as a look out and was armed with a black handgun. Both suspects fled the store on foot. Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is asked to contact SAPD Robbery Detective Duane Greaver at 714-245-8362, email@example.com or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.