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Deputies arrest three suspects connected to overnight robberies of 7-Elevens

String of convenience store robberies in LA and OC
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Authorities are investigating a string of robberies that happened in Los Angeles and Orange County overnight on Monday.

At least three of the robberies were reported in Anaheim between 10 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. on Monday.

The first robbery happened at a 7-Eleven located at 775 N East Street around 10 p.m. The second happened at 10:20 p.m. at a Shell Gas Station located at 3080 E La Palma Ave and the third at a Circle K located at 3899 E Riverdale Ave around 1 a.m.

All of the robberies happened along the 91 Freeway.

Surveillance video was released from one of the robberies that happened around 1:45 a.m. at a 7-Eleven on Artesia Boulevard in Lakewood.  

Surveillance video from a robbery reported at 7-Eleven on Artesia Boulevard.

The video shows four people exiting a small SUV and running into the store. The suspects jump over the counter, demand cash from the registers and knock over items.  

Anaheim Police Department, Fullerton Police Department and the LA County Sheriff's Department have been investigating these robberies.

On Tuesday afternoon, the same crew allegedly hit another 7-Eleven in Lakewood. Recognizing the suspects from the overnight robberies, a clerk hit a panic button that alerted LA County deputies, sources told KCAL News. 

Deputies tracked the suspects down and tried to pull them over. However, the suspects refused to stop, starting a brief chase into Long Beach. 

After stopping in a neighborhood, six suspects jumped out of the car and fanned out into the homes. Deputies could only find three of them. 

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