West Covina Police Sergeant Hernandez walks in on an alleged armed robbery at 7-Eleven and arrested suspect Ramon Gonzalez.
A West Covina police sergeant thwarted an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven store just before the suspect Ramon Gonzalez was able to escape with a bag of money.
West Covina Police Department Press Release Re: Ramon Gonzalez Arrest
Right place at the right time
On Wednesday (1/17/24) at approximately 8:30 pm, a male entered a local 7-11, approached the front counter, and asked to purchase cigarettes. As the employee begins placing the cigarettes into the black plastic bag, the suspect lifts his sweatshirt, brandishes a firearm, and demands the employee to open the register. Fearfully, the employee complies and begins placing money into the plastic bag.
Once the employee places all the money into the bag, the suspect gathers the bag, at which point Sergeant Hernandez enters the store by coincidence. The suspect begins to walk toward the exit, and as he does, the employee alerts Sergeant Hernandez of the robbery..
Sergeant Hernandez quickly chases after the suspect and is able to apprehend him. A search of the suspect confirmed he was in possession of a loaded handgun. The money (approximately $400) was returned to the victim.
The suspect, Ramon Gonzalez, a 48-year-old resident of La Puente, was taken into custody and booked for robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.