Grand Gas Mini Mart
2231 North Grand Friday, 8/8/14, 11:50PM
Summary: Two patrol officers were responding to a call for service when they encountered, what initially appeared to be, two suspects running toward an awaiting vehicle after a beer run. The officers soon realized the two suspects committed an armed robbery. As the officers ordered the suspects to stop one of the suspects dropped a replica firearm and the other a kitchen knife.
The two suspects and a female driver were taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered several hundred dollars from the suspects.
The SAPD contacted surrounding agencies in an attempt to determine if the three suspects committed additional robberies. The City of Orange Police Department indicated they had a similar type robbery occur approximately one hour prior to SAPD officers apprehending the suspects. Orange Police Department officers responded with a witness from their robbery (76 Gas Station – Chapman & Crawford) and a positive identification was obtained.
All three suspects were placed under arrest and booked in the Santa Ana Police Department Jail.
1. Victor Esteves (19) Anaheim
2. Julian Gabriel Iglesias (25) Santa Ana
3. Melissa Marie Iglesias (35) Santa Ana
• CPC 211- Robbery
• CPC 182 (a) (1) – Conspiracy to Commit Crime
• CPC 186.22 (a) –Participate in a Criminal Street Gang
• CPC 186.22 (b) Commit a Felony Benefitting a Criminal Street Gang
The SAPD Robbery Detectives and Crime Analysis staff will be reviewing the case to see if there are any related cases involving these three suspects in the City of Santa Ana or surrounding cities. Anyone with information, possible witnesses and or possible victims is encouraged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.