Photo: 7-Eleven on Masi Drive
Three teenagers were arrested after allegedly committing robberies at three different gas stations over the course of forty-five minutes in Rancho Cucamonga.
The three robberies took place between around 3:15 AM and 4 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The first target was the Shell gas station located at 8808 Foothill Boulevard. An employee told Rancho Cucamonga officers that two male suspects came inside while the employee was working behind the counter. “One of the males pulled out a knife and made stabbing motions toward the victim,” according to the release. The employee complied with the suspects’ demands to open to cash register, and the suspects subsequently grabbed the money and other miscellaneous items before fleeing the scene.
A similar incident took place about fifteen minutes later at the 76 Gas Station on Arrow Route. When officers arrived, a gas station employee recounted that two suspects came into the store and walked behind the counter. “One suspect pulled out a knife and pointed it at the victim’s stomach and demanded the victim get on the ground.” As before, the suspects stole cash and other items before fleeing in a light-colored vehicle.
The third robbery occurred at about 3:54 AM at the 7-Eleven on Masi Drive. Deputies were notified that the robbery was currently in progress but arrived shortly after the suspects fled. As the incident was taking place, “one suspect held a knife to the clerk’s throat and the other appeared to be acting as a look out. A witness notified police as the suspects left the location in a silver Toyota.”
Officers located the suspects inside the vehicle about a mile away, near Church Street and Rochester Avenue. Deputies searched the vehicle and found the weapons used in the robberies as well as the cash and items reported stolen. The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Dyvine Jimenez of Upland, who was driving the getaway car; a 16-year-old male from Chino Hills; and a 15-year-old male. All three were arrested and charged for the crimes.
The two males were booked at Juvenile Hall, while Jimenez was booked at West Valley Detention Center on $200,000 bail.