Two of Three AM PM Robbery Suspects Enter Pleas in Court

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Two of the three men accused of robbing a Glendora convenience store July 31 entered pleas during initial court appearances Tuesday.

David Isaac Stephens and Anthony Guillermo Fuentes, both from Glendora, were arraigned in the West Covina Courthouse August 2 and both pleaded not guilty to one felony count each; Stephens was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, Fuentes was charged with being an accessory after the fact, according to Sarah Ardalani with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Montebello resident Isaiah Almeida, the accused getaway driver, was released on $50,000 bond July 31, according to Glendora Police booking records. A court date from the DA was not available.

Fuentes was also identified as a clerk of the AM PM, along with Stephens, but was not present during the robbery, police said.

Three other suspects, including the accused gunman, are still outstanding, DeMond said. The three outstanding suspects are not from Glendora.

After performing an initial investigation, the responding officer determined that the robbery was set up. Detectives focused the followup investigation based on that information to confirm the nature of the robbery, DeMond said.

The three suspects who entered the AM PM wore hoodies, which covered their faces and wore hats and latex gloves.

The armed suspect wore a gray long-sleeved hoodie, with the sleeves covering his hands. He brandished a black semi-automatic handgun with a chrome slide.

A second suspect wore a dark gray hoodie. The hood was worn over a dark gray baseball hat. He also wore blue latex gloves and wore dark gray khaki pants.

The third suspect wore a light gray hoodie with the sleeves pulled over his hands and black pants. He also wore blue latex gloves.

The suspects fled in a white 4-door Hyundai.