ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15CF0964
Date: May 7, 2015
SANTA ANA – A man has been charged with being the getaway car driver in multiple convenience store robberies in Orange County. Richard Gomez-Quiroz, 20, Riverside, is charged with four felony counts of second degree robbery. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison. Gomez-Quiroz is out of custody on $50,000 bail and his arraignment is scheduled for June 3, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on April 7, 2015, Gomez-Quiroz is accused of being a getaway driver during the commission of a robbery at a Chevron in Orange. Approximately 30 minutes later, Gomez-Quiroz is accused of being the getaway driver during the commission of a robbery at a Mobile gas station in Santa Ana, and 30 minutes after that, he is accused of being the getaway driver during the commission of a robbery of a 7-Eleven in Newport Beach.
On May 1, 2015, Gomez-Quiroz is accused of returning to the Chevron gas station in Orange where the first robbery occurred and being a getaway driver during the commission of a second robbery of that store.
A co-conspirator in all of the above robberies was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark gray jacket, blue latex gloves, a bandana to cover his face, and appeared to be holding a black semi-automatic handgun.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCDA Supervising Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8864.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD), Orange Police Department, and Newport Beach Police Department conducted a joint investigation of this case. SAPD arrested the defendant on May 5, 2015.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff