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Trio of suspected gang members arrested in armed robbery of a Burbank Little Caesars

Three alleged gang members were arrested by Burbank police last Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in late December, authorities said.

Carlos Ramirez, 25, of North Hollywood, along with two underage juveniles — one from Hollywood and the other from Los Angeles — were arrested on suspicion of robbing the Little Caesars Pizza at 1009 W. Alameda Ave. on Dec. 27.

One of the three reportedly had pointed a handgun at an employee as they forced their way into the store, according to Burbank police spokesman Lt. Claudio Losacco.

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“Once inside, the suspects demanded money from the register,” he said. “Before leaving, the suspects also stole the employee’s purse, wallet and cellphone.”

Shortly after the robbery, the three allegedly used the employee’s credit card at a convenience store in Sun Valley and, sometime on Jan. 5, one of them tried to use the worker’s personal information to purchase something in Glendale.

Local police were sent to the scene and discovered the employee’s ID and other related items in a car connected to the Jan. 5 incident, according to Losacco.

He said the car was also determined to be the getaway vehicle used in the robbery.

A warrant was then served at Ramirez’s home, where police found clothing that matched those worn during the robbery. They also recovered a handgun, ammunition and methamphetamine, Losacco said.

The three were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and identity theft.

Ramirez is currently out on bail as he awaits his next court appearance. The underage boys were sent to juvenile hall.

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Andy Nguyen, andy.nguyen@latimes.com

Twitter: @Andy_Truc

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