Riverside, California – Police have arrested two individuals linked to a string of robberies at Riverside convenience stores during August and September, officials announced Friday.
On August 26, at about 3:55 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at a Circle K store on the 1600 block of Main Street. The Riverside Police Department reported that a man wearing a clown mask was involved in the armed robbery.
Same offender, multiple thefts
The same individual returned to rob the Circle K again on September 2 at approximately 2:40 a.m., and then targeted a 7-Eleven on West La Cadena Drive five days later.
During the investigation, detectives identified 23-year-old Jesse James Swanson as the robbery suspect. Daniel William Clark, a 56-year-old from Riverside, was also identified as Swanson’s accomplice, allegedly helping in driving the getaway car.
Clark was taken into custody on November 15 and held at the Robert Presley Detention Center. He faces charges of conspiracy, weapons violations, and robbery. A firearm was found in his possession when he was arrested.
Swanson was taken into custody and booked into the same detention center as Clark on Wednesday. He faces charges of robbery, weapons violations, and possessing stolen property, and is held on a $100,000 bail.
The investigation was still active as of Friday evening.
The police urge anyone with information about these robberies to contact Detective William McGuigan at 951-353-7103 or via email at [email protected]. Anonymous tips can also be sent to [email protected].