Photo: Castro in action
A suspect in a violent robbery at a Santa Ana 7-Eleven has been identified and located.
On February 27, 2020, the Santa Ana Police Department released a written request for assistance and security video footage related to a wanted suspect in a robbery that took place 3 days prior.
On March 11th, police released another statement to announce that they had located the suspect and identified him as 31-year-old Joshua Andrew Castro.
According to the release about the February incident, Castro entered the 7-Eleven in the 2600 block of North Bristol and brought several store items to the checkout counter.
“When the suspect went to the store clerk to pay for the items he became aggressive with the clerk when he did not have the money to pay for his items,” according to the release.
The video footage shows the male clerk approaching the suspect to take back the items, then following the suspect outside. From there, we see the two men get into a physical fight. The clerk came back inside the store and attempted to hold the doors shut, while Castro tried to pull them open.
The altercation continued when the suspect successfully reentered the store, picked up several items, and hurled them at the clerk. Castro “stole additional items off the counter, as well as a tray of lotto scratchers,” according to the release. “The suspect was last observed fleeing the scene westbound on Memory Lane riding his skateboard.”
When detectives located Castro, he was found to already be in custody for an unrelated incident. Santa Ana police detectives interviewed him and added robbery to his charges.
The surveillance video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9sqSS50KRo