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Detectives seeking assistance with identifying a suspect

The Fullerton Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect involved in several incidents of identity theft and grand theft.

From February 19th thru February 22nd, 2016 a male described as White, approximately 5’-9” to 6’-0”, 65-80 years of age, 180 to 190 pounds, professionally dressed with grey hair entered several banks and withdrew funds in excess of $180,000.00.

In one of the Los Angeles County cases in the summer of 2015, the suspect was believed to have been driving a BMW SUV, gold in color.

The funds were fraudulently obtained by the suspect using forged driver’s licenses and social security cards that he had in his possession. The funds were withdrawn from victims’ bank accounts in San Diego County and Los Angeles County.

Fullerton PD is asking anyone that recognizes the male in to contact Detective G. Johnson at (714) 738-6880 or via email at gjohnson@fullertonpd.org.

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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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