And Santa Ana police confirmed Thursday that robberies in the city have increased by 50% since the lockdown.
In an April robbery, a thief hid his face with a bandana at a doughnut shop on Bristol. The cashier was caught off guard when the thief pulled out a gun and placed it on the counter. The thief then emptied both registers before getting away.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the norm,‚ÄĚ Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, with Santa Ana PD, said. ‚ÄúSo we‚Äôre seeing more an more suspects wearing the mask and using that to their benefit.‚ÄĚ
Police said they were not exactly sure why there has been such an increase in robberies, but said it could be related to the number of inmates released from area jails due to the pandemic. ...