Three arrested in connection to violent convenience store robbery

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – 4:04 p.m. – Two young men and a teenager were behind bars Monday for allegedly beating a convenience store clerk bloody during a Thanksgiving Day robbery at the victim’s North County workplace.

Adam Kekai Hanson, 19, Peter Robles, 18, and a 17-year-old boy turned themselves in at Oceanside police headquarters on Friday in connection with the crime, Lt. Leonard Cosby said. 

The trio entered an am/pm market in the 1900 block of Oceanside Boulevard shortly after 2:30 a.m. Nov. 26, Cosby said. As one of them began removing cans of beer from a display cooler, another allegedly walked behind the sales counter and punched the clerk, sending him collapsing to the floor.

The other two robbers then began hitting and kicking the victim where he lay, bloodied and unable to defend himself, Cosby alleged.

The teens were arrested on suspicion of assault, robbery and conspiracy.

The youngest suspect was booked into juvenile hall. Hanson and Robles were being held in county jail in Vista on $100,000 bail each pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

12/2/2015 – Oceanside Police were asking the public Wednesday for their assistance in identifying three suspects connected to a brutal robbery at an AM/PM convenience store.

On November 26 at 2:40 a.m., three suspects committed a particularly brutal robbery at the AM/PM convenience store located at 1990 Oceanside Boulevard.

The suspects entered the store. One of the suspects went to the cooler and began taking cans of beer from the cooler. While he was doing that, one of the suspects went behind the counter and “sucker-punched” the clerk, who was distracted.

The second and third suspects assaulted the clerk after he fell to the ground. Both suspects kicked and beat the victim as he lay on the ground, helpless to defend himself.

The suspects are identified as:

# 1 – White male adult 18-20 years of age

# 2 – Hispanic male adult 18-20 years of age

# 3 – Hispanic male 18-22 years of age.

If you recognize the suspects or have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Tiffany Hogan at (760) 435-4572.

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