Irvine : Authorities Identify Man Killed by Robbers

Orange County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday released the identity of a man who was shot to death when he tried to flee from two robbers along a dirt road in an unincorporated area north of Irvine.

The victim was Alfredo Garcia Lara, 59, who lived in a labor camp about two miles from where he and two companions were riding bicycles when confronted shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday by the gunmen, Sheriff’s Lt. Richard J. Olson said.

The gunmen demanded money and ordered the three men to lie down on a dirt road paralleling Irvine Boulevard, west of Jeffrey Road about 200 yards north of the Irvine city limits, Olson said. When Lara tried to flee, he was shot.

The suspects were described as males in their early 20s, of medium height and slim build and wearing bandannas over their mouths. Authorities said the suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a red or rust-colored Camaro or similar car.