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Clerk Killed During Robbery at Chino Check Cashing Store

The shooting took place Friday afternoon at the Check ‘n Go located at in the 12000 block on Central Avenue,  police said.

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Two men charged with premeditated murder and robbery in the daytime shooting death of a clerk at a Chino check-cashing store were due in court Tuesday.

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Two men are shown in surveillance video of a deadly robbery at check cashing store. (Credit: Chino Police Department)

Jorge Cisneros, 43, and David Mendez, 29, have been charged with Nov. 15 killing of 24-year-old clerk Vanessa Martinez at a Check ‘n Go in the 12000 block of Central Avenue.

They were scheduled to appear after 1:30 p.m. at Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court.

Cisneros, an Ontario resident, allegedly confessed to the crimes after his arrest early Saturday morning, naming Mendez, of Pomona, as his accomplice, according to Chino police.

Cisneros is accused of firing on Martinez. The two men then allegedly robbed the store and fled.

The pair were charged with premeditated murder and second-degree robbery. Cisneros was also charged with receiving stolen property — the Sig Sauer 9mm handgun he allegedly used, according to the criminal complaint.

A memorial fund has been established by the family members of Vanessa Martinez, the 24 year old victim from last week’s Check n Go murder-robbery.  Donations in honor of Vanessa can be made at any Wells Fargo location in care of the “Vanessa Martinez Memorial Account.”

Two men were arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of store clerk Vanessa Martinez during a robbery at a check cashing business in Chino, authorities said.

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Two men had been sought in the deadly robbery at a check cashing store. (Credit: Chino Police)

One of the men was taken into custody at 2:30 a.m. He was identified as Jorge Esteban Cisneros, 43, of Ontario, the city of Chino said in a press release.

The name of the second man was not released.

Investigators believe Cisneros was the shooter, the press release said.

Cisneros confessed and identified his accomplice who was later located in the 400 block of County Road in Pomona, according to the Chino Police Department.

The shooting took place Friday afternoon at the Check ‘n Go located in the 12000 block on Central Avenue,  police said.

Two men walked into the store, shot Martinez, 24, then robbed the business before fleeing in a dark colored Nissan Altima, police said.

On Saturday afternoon, the victim’s friends and relatives gathered in front of the store, where a makeshift memorial was erected on the sidewalk.

“These guys are cowards,” Sandra Gonzalez, Martinez’s friend, said of the suspects. “They had no care for life, to do this in daylight.”

Martinez “was well-known, very nice and outgoing, obviously trustworthy in the community,” Gonzalez said.

The investigation is ongoing. The Chino Police Department urged anyone with information to call (909)628-1234.

A memorial fund has been established by the family members of Vanessa.  Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo location in care of the “Vanessa Martinez Memorial Account.”

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Loved ones gathered Saturday at a makeshift memorial for Vanessa Martinez, who was shot and killed at a check-cashing store in Chino. (Credit: KTLA)

Investigators were searching Friday for two men who shot and killed a clerk during a robbery at a check cashing business in Chino.

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Two men sought in deadly robbery at check cashing store. (Credit: Chino Police)

The shooting took place around 1:24 p.m. at the Check ‘n Go located at in the 12000 block on Central Avenue.

Two men walked into the location, shot the clerk then robbed the business before fleeing in a dark colored Nissan Altima, according to a news release from the city of Chino.

One of the men was described as Hispanic, approximately 20 years of age, medium build, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, light grey hooded zip-up sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

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One of two men sought in deadly robbery at check cashing store. (Credit: Chino Police)

The second man was described as possibly Hispanic or African American, approximately 30 years of age, stocky build, wearing a dark colored baseball cap, dark hooded zip-up sweatshirt and dark colored pants.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Chino Police Department at 909-628-1234.

A memorial fund has been established by the family of Vanessa Martinez, the 24 year old victim in the Check n Go murder-robbery.  Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo location in care of the “Vanessa Martinez Memorial Account.”

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