Glendora Robbery, High Speed Pursuit Culminates in Crash

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More bad guys are behind bars this morning after a gas station robbery in Glendora ended with the suspects crashing into a vacant home.

At approximately 12:38 a.m., a Mobile gas station employee at at 540 W. Route 66 flagged down a Glendora police officer and said the station had just been robbed at gunpoint according to Lt. Rob Lamborghini of Glendora Police.

imageThe employee reported the suspect ran across Grand Avenue and fled in a waiting car. The officer gave chase south on Grand Avenue and the short pursuit continued just south of the Interstate 210 freeway.

The suspects lost control while attempting to turn west onto Armstead and crashed through a chain linked fence and ultimately into a home being built there. The home is vacant but there was some damage to the property, Lamborghini said.

Two suspects in the car were immediately arrested. A handgun was found in their car, Lamborghini said.

Arrested were Michael Moore, 21, from Highland, and Marcel Mann, 21, from Riverside. Moore was positively identified by the gas station employee as the gunman, Lamborghini said.

Moore was booked on suspicion of robbery and carrying a loaded fire arm with the intent to commit a felony. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Mann was booked on suspicion of robbery, felony reckless evading police and driving without a license. Mann also had an outstanding warrant and is being held in lieu of $75,000.

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