7-Eleven robberies: Suspects hold clerks at gunpoint in overnight crime spree

The search was on for five suspects following an overnight crime spree in Los Angeles County at multiple 7-Eleven stores. 

One of the robberies occurred at the 7-Eleven located near the intersection of Candlewood Street and Paramount Boulevard in Lakewood. Investigators believe this was the robbers’ first stop where the clerk was robbed at gunpoint around 11 p.m. Thursday. The suspects got away with an estimated $200 in cash and $4,030 in lottery tickets. 

The group of suspects then moved to the 7-Eleven located in the 2700 block of E. Pacific Coast Highway in Signal Hill where officials said another clerk was robbed at gunpoint. 

They suspect struck again at a 7-Eleven located at the corner of Cherry Avenue and East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach where two employees were robbed at gunpoint. 

The suspects’ vehicle was described as a white Kia and officials said the vehicle had been reported stolen.

There were several other robberies overnight and police are now looking to see if they could all be connected to the same group of suspects.


Those with information about the string of robberies are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or the Long Beach Police Department.