Tyler Cole, 18, of Lake Elsinore is suspected of robbing a Circle K at 16331 Lakeshore Drive and an AM/PM at 16851 Lakeshore Drive, both on Jan. 13. Police earlier distributed these surveillance photos in an effort to locate the suspect.
According to police, the suspect entered the Circle K convenience store carrying a machete. He approached the counter and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When he paid for the cigarettes and the cashier opened the register, the suspect said he had a gun and demanded all the money in the drawer. After collecting a small amount of cash, the suspect left the business.
The Lake Elsinore Police Department would like to thank everyone who came forward and provided information on these cases.