Twins arrested in connection to 7 Pasadena convenience store robberies

Seventeen-year-old Ron Edward Thomas, left, and Roneil Edward Thomas have been arrested in connection to as many as seven convenience store robberies that have been reported in Pasadena since the start of March. A third suspect has not yet been charged.

April 12, 2013 6:05:14 PM PDT
Pasadena police say they've nabbed a pair of teenage twin brothers in connection to the rash of robberies at convenience stores last month.

Roneil Edward Thomas and Ron Edward Thomas, both 17, were arrested around 7pm Wednesday on charges of aggravated robbery, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

Pasadena police say the twins and a third suspect, who has not yet been charged, are responsible for as many as seven robberies at convenience stores since the start of March.

The brothers' arrest came shortly after an officer spotted them jaywalking in the 3200 block of Preston Road. The officer made a U-turn just to talk to them, but the twins took off running.

That's when the officer called for backup and police began searching for them. Eventually, the twins were found in the 3200 block of Tulip, and officers immediately realized they matched the description of the suspects at the center of their serial robbery investigation.

The twins were detained and during an investigation, authorities were able to find the shotgun allegedly used in the heists, as well as the items that had been reported stolen from the stores.

Bond for each brother has been set at $30,000.

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