AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAfter masked robbers used what turned out to be BB guns to steal about $700 in cash and merchandise — including beef jerky and cigars — a witness spotted them running out of the station, followed them and got the license-plate number of the getaway vehicle, said O’Brien. Officials traced the license plate of the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was registered to Brooks’ mother at a West Covina address, he said. While driving to the home, O’Brien and his partner spotted the vehicle near Arrow Highway and Citrus Avenue in Covina, officials said. The car was stopped and the suspects arrested without incident, O’Brien said. The suspects initially said they were not involved in the robbery, he said. Authorities said four men arrested after an armed robbery at a San Dimas gas station are suspects in as many as four other San Gabriel Valley robberies. Russell Santoro, 21, Anthony Hodge, 19, and Jesshar Rajagukguk, 19, all of Mira Loma, and were arraigned last week in Pomona Superior Court on charges stemming from two armed robberies in San Dimas and an unincorporated area near Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective John O’Brien said Friday. The four are also suspects in robberies at businesses in El Monte, Azusa and Alhambra, O’Brien said. The four were arrested minutes after a Dec. 15 late-night robbery at a Mobil gas station in the 600 block of Arrow Highway in San Dimas, sheriff’s Lt. Roxanne Hart said. Deputies found money, merchandise stolen from the gas station and BB guns in the car, O’Brien said. The men then admitted committing the robbery, he said. They also admitted to robbing a 7-Eleven store in the 17000 block of East Cypress Street in an unincorporated area near Covina and to another robbery in El Monte in which no details were available, said O’Brien. Surveillance tapes in the Covina and San Dimas robberies show one of the suspects wearing a distinctive hooded sweat shirt with the bright red letters “SDC” — later determined to stand for “Snoop Dogg Clothing” — written on it, said O’Brien. O’Brien said he’s received information from Azusa detectives that the same sweat shirt was spotted in a similar robbery at a USA Gas station, though he’d not yet seen the tape himself. In the San Dimas and Covina robberies, two or three robbers entered the store while another waited outside and acted as a lookout, said O’Brien. One held the employee at bay with a BB gun while another emptied the register, O’Brien said. The robbers wore bandannas to cover their faces, he added. Alhambra has also reported robberies with similar tactics, O’Brien said, although details were not available. “They’ve been busy,” he said. Detectives from the El Monte, Azusa and Alhambra police departments did not return calls for comment Friday. Santoro, Brooks and Rajagukguk are suspected in both the Covina and San Dimas robberies and were being held in lieu of $120,000 bail, said O’Brien. Hodge’s bail was set at $50,000 because he is not believed to have been involved in the Covina robbery, he added. An additional suspect in the Covina robbery had not yet been arrested, O’Brien said. Clarence Brooks, 21, of West Covina firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!