2 armed suspects sought after robbing Placentia gas station

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Placentia police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who held up a Chevron gas station in the city. (KABC)

Placentia police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who held up a Chevron gas station in the city.

Around 12:40 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a Chevron in the 300 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue on reports of an armed robbery.

Authorities learned that two male suspects armed with handguns walked into the convenience store and demanded money from the clerk at the cash register.

One of the suspects took money from the register, while the other went behind the counter and stole several packs of cigarettes. As the suspects were fleeing the store, they also stole beer and sunglasses.

The pair were picked up in a getaway car, which was described as a white four-door vehicle. It was last seen heading westbound on Orangethorpe, east of the 57 Freeway.

The first suspect was described as a 30-year-old man who is heavy set. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with "Cali" printed on the front and black and white camouflage shorts. He was armed with a silver handgun.

The second suspect was described as another 30-year-old man with a medium build. He wore a gray hoodie with unknown white writing across the front, black baseball hat, jeans and blue running shoes. He was armed with a black handgun.

Authorities said the clerk wasn't injured during the incident.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the Placentia Police Department at (714) 993-8146. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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