LOS ANGELES — The 7-Eleven convenience store chain offered a $100,000 reward Wednesday leading to the arrest and conviction of a masked gunman suspected of robbing six Southern California stores, killing two people and injuring three others.
The salesman, Matthew Hirsch, 40, was shot and killed at a Brea store, and Matthew Ruhl, 24, was shot in the parking lot of a Santa Ana store during a five-hour series of arrests Monday morning.
Police in Ontario, Upland, Riverside and La Habra said they believe the 7-Eleven robberies there are also connected.
A customer was shot in the head and critically wounded at a store in Riverside, and two people were shot in La Habra but were expected to survive, authorities said.
Authorities shared images of a masked man wearing what appeared to be the same black sweatshirt with a hood over his head. The sweatshirt had white lettering with green leaves on the front.
“We are currently working with local police to spread the word to the community” about the reward, 7-Eleven officials said in a statement. It says tipsters can anonymously contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
All of the attacks took place on July 11 – or 7/11, the day the company celebrates its anniversary.
However, investigators are not saying whether the date may have played a significant role in the attacks.
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7-Eleven offers $100K reward for arrest in deadly attacks
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