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Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Irvine and Fullerton

Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Irvine and Fullerton

Fullerton, CA – A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man for a series of armed robberies in Irvine and Fullerton. The suspect is identified as Joshua Benbrook, 25, of Irvine.

This case is being investigated by the Fullerton Police Department (FPD), Irvine Police Department (IPD) and UC Irvine Police Department (UCIPD).


Last night, May 23, 2016, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a UCI student was walking across the Watson Bridge on campus and was contacted by the suspect, who implied he was armed with a firearm. The suspect did not show the weapon. Benbrook instructed the student to walk to a nearby ATM to withdraw cash. The suspect then stole the money, released the victim and fled the scene on foot.

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UPDATE-Package Thief Arrested

UPDATE-Package thief in custody

On April 8th, 2016, FPD requested the assistance of the community thru social media in identifying a female suspect involved in a package theft from the 200 block of Altura Drive. The package theft occurred during the last week of March 2016.

The involved female suspect was described as being in her 20’s with blond hair. She had been seen wearing blue jeans, a white tee shirt, and a dark colored jacket. The vehicle she arrived in to commit the theft had been described as a light colored four door sedan.

Based on information received by our social media community, we were able to identify the package thief as Brianna Graves (28) of Irvine. Ms. Graves appeared in Harbor Court yesterday for an unrelated package theft case in another City.

We are grateful for your assistance in identifying Ms. Graves. We are grateful for your continued support of our department and your efforts in assisting us to solve this theft case.


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