Three Sought in Armed Robbery at Santa Ana Recording Studio

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Police were asking for the public's help Wednesday in locating three men wanted in an armed robbery at a music recording studio in Santa Ana.

The three men arrived at The OC Recording Company located in the 3100 block of Warner Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 7 under the pretense of recording an album, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department.

After making contact with the owner and being asked to wait outside, the men entered the business with handguns, the release stated.

The men tied up the studio owner and one of his employees and demanded to know the value of the studio equipment and the location of the safe, the release stated.

The victims cooperated with the gunmen who stole $40,000 in studio equipment, including microphones, guitars, and computer equipment as well as cash from the safe.

The men fled in a light-colored vehicle that was captured by a surveillance camera located outside a neighboring business, police said.

The suspects were described as black men in their late teens to mid 20s, between 5 foot 7 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing between 150 and 170 pounds with short black hair.

Two of the men were armed with silver and black semi-auto handguns, according to police.

The third man had a black semi-auto handgun.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Detective Art Castorena 714-245-8422 or Orange County Crime Stoppers 1-855-TIP-OCCS

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