Fugitives Violent Crime

“Apologetic Bandit” Commits Armed Robbery at Arco Gas Station in Mission Viejo Caught on Tape


Orange County Sheriff’s Department Press Release 10/4/13

ID #13-331

UPDATE: Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrested Farhad Sharifi after committing an armed robbery at the 7-11 store.

Deputies believe that Sharifi is responsible for approximately ten (10) robberies of gas stations and convenience stores in the South Orange County area.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at approximately 3:26 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Arco gas station on Crown Valley Parkway at the I-5 freeway in the city of Mission Viejo and it was caught on tape. The suspect used a small, black handgun and the loss was cash.

The suspect was described as a male, 5 feet 7 inches, 20-22 years old with a small build wearing all black clothing, a black mask with glasses on the outside and black converse shoes. He was last seen leaving the business on foot and no vehicle was seen.

The suspect is believed to have committed several other robberies in the South Orange County area over the course of the last year; two robberies in the last week. In each of the previous robberies, the suspect clothing description was identical and he has been apologetic or extremely polite to the clerk. During this morning’s robbery, the suspect was apologetic and told the clerk to “Have a good night” before he left the business.

Watch Video Robbery Below

Video Robber Outside Store

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para envia un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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