Two Arrested after Armed Robbery and a Pursuit

By Anthony Saude

Chino Hills – On December 29, 2017, at 2:00 a.m., a male suspect entered a gas station, in the 4000 Block of Chino Hills Parkway. While inside the business, the suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it at the clerk and demanded all the money he had in the cash register. The clerk turned over the money and the suspect immediately fled the building, jumped into a white Kia Optima and sped off. Law enforcement officers located the vehicle shortly after the robbery took place and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to pull over for the officers and a pursuit ensued. The officers pursued the vehicle until it  concluded in the city of Compton. Two male suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot away from the vehicle with the officers in pursuit. The suspects were apprehended and taken into custody without any resistance and were booked into West Valley Detention Center, jail records say.  The suspects were identified as William Vandegrift and Ricky Vaughn. The face charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and felony parole violations.  Ongoing investigation has revealed both men may have been involved in multiple robberies within Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy G. Livingston at the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000.If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.
Refer to: Deputy Linvingston