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Local News in Brief : Stanton : Shotgun Leads to Arrest of 3 Robbery Suspects

A sheriff’s deputy patrolling Stanton early Wednesday noticed a man running out of a convenience store with what appeared to be a shotgun and arrested three men on suspicion of armed robbery, authorities said.

The deputy was driving in a patrol car in front of the Stop ‘n’ Go market in the 8000 block of Orangewood Avenue at 2:26 a.m. when he saw three men run out of the store, one carrying something that looked like a shotgun, Sheriff’s Lt. Richard J. Olson said.

The deputy called for assistance, and after other officers arrived, they arrested one man behind the store, another who was hiding in a nearby dumpster and a third at Beach Boulevard and Bever Road.

Store workers told police that three men had stolen $20 from the market’s cash register and fled, Olson said. The shotgun and other robbery evidence were recovered, he said.

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The three men arrested on suspicion of armed robbery were identified as Derold Gene Hill, 33, of Fountain Valley; Steven Ray Brown, 22, of Tucson, and Anthony Carson Sager, 21, described by authorities as a transient with no known address. All are being held in County Jail in Santa Ana with their bail set at $50,000 each.


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