Santa Ana police today released surveillance video
images of suspects involved in a rash of 7-Eleven store robberies in Santa Ana.
One suspect — 25-year-old Miguel Baltazar Ledesma — was arrested
Sunday, posted bail by Monday and was released, according to jail records.
Investigators said they believe three more men are involved in the
robberies that started on April 9, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony
One suspect is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds and another
is 5-foot-8 and weighs about 200 pounds, Bertagna said.
A fourth man may be part of the crew as a lookout, Bertagna said.
Of the 23 7-Eleven stores in Santa Ana, five have been hit by the
robbers, including the one at 2112 S. Main St., which has been held up four
times, Bertagna said.
The others are at 818 W. 17th St., which has been robbed three times;
902 W. Edinger Ave., which was robbed twice; and 1441 W. MacArthur Blvd. and
2910 S. Main St., both of which were hit once.
The most recent robbery was Tuesday, Bertagna said.
The robbers strike at varying times of the day and take cash in the
holdups, Bertagna said.
Two suspects rob the store while another is a lookout, Bertagna said.
Ledesma was caught because a clerk recognized him from an internal
bulletin sent from the company, Bertagna said. The clerk was on the phone with
police when the robber was trying to get his attention, Bertagna said.
The suspect was arrested a short time later, Bertagna said.