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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Thursday December 21st, 2017 :: 01:21 p.m. PST


WANTED: Armed Robbery Series Suspects

Investigators from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station want your help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies that happened between October and December 2017 across San Diego County.

The so-called "Grinch Bandits" have held up businesses in Spring Valley, San Diego, El Cajon and National City. The suspects entered each location in a similar manner. The first suspect walked in, pointed a shotgun and the clerk and demanded money. The second suspect then took the money from the register.

Suspect #1 (seen in the photos attached to this bulletin) is described as a black man standing around 6' tall and weighing about 175 pounds with an athletic build. Suspect #2 is described as a black man standing around 5'9" tall.

The "Grinch Bandits" should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. IF YOU SEE THEM, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

If you have any information on the identity or location of the "Grinch Bandits," call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in these cases.

Please visit for information on how to send a web or cell phone tip.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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