Man Uses Replica Handgun to Rob Store in Perris

A man wielding what was later determined to be a replica handgun robbed a Metro PCS store in Perris Tuesday and was arrested nearby, Perris Police said today.

Officers responded at 6:52 p.m. to the report of a robbery at the business, located in the 2500 block of North Perris Boulevard. According to witnesses, the suspect brandished a black handgun at employees and demanded money from a cash register. He fled westbound on foot, police said.

Officers located a subject nearby that matched the description of the suspect and detained him for further investigation. Officers also located a replica handgun and clothing items matching those worn by the suspect during the robbery.

Andrew Zaragoza Lowe, 28, was arrested for robbery and booked at Southwest Detention Center.


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