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Reward in cashier murder


A $30,000 reward will be offered for information leading to the killers of a Marine Corps veteran who was fatally shot during a robbery at the Lancaster convenience store where he worked.

John Ruh, 61, of Lancaster died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 in the 44400 block of Division Street.

Ruh was working as a cashier when the business was robbed by two men, one of whom shot him in the chest before both fled on foot, sheriff’s Deputy Guillermina Saldana said.

No suspect descriptions have been released.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger had earlier announced that a $20,000 reward was posted for information that helps investigators solve the killing and bring the perpetrators to justice. The city of Lancaster has added another $10,000 to the reward total.

Anyone with information about the killing was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, or send an email to