2 Charged in Check-Cashing Store Clerk’s Killing Due in Court

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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.


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.”

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