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Video shows cop walking into a 7-Eleven in the middle of an armed robbery: ‘Right place at the right time’

An armed robber in West Covina was mere seconds away from walking out of a 7-Eleven with a bagful of cash when a police officer walked through the convenience store's front doors, purely by coincidence Wednesday night. It started at about 8:30 p.m. when 48-year-old Ramon Gonzalez allegedly walked into the shop and pointed a gun at the clerk. He ordered the cashier to open the register and empty the cash into a black plastic bag, according to the West Covina Police Department. Sergeant Hernandez walked through the front doors as the cashier began stuffing the bag with about $400. Hernandez nonchalantly walked towards the back of the shop but noticed something was wrong and kept his eye on the counter and the suspect. The clerk alerted Hernandez about the armed robbery right as Gonzalez started to walk out of the store. The sergeant quickly pulls out his firearm and starts to chase after the suspect. He eventually caught up to him and found the suspect's loaded handgun. Gonzelez was arrested and booked for felon in possession of a firearm, robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

This is the jaw-dropping moment an unsuspecting California police sergeant strolled into a 7-Eleven — and stumbled upon an active armed robbery.

Surveillance cameras in the convenience store in Covina caught the masked robber walking in around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and walking up to the counter under the guise of buying cigarettes, police said.

As the store clerk begins placing the purchase into a black plastic bag, the robber lifts the bottom of his hoodie to show a gun tucked into his waistband.

“Fearfully, the employee complies and begins placing money into the plastic bag,” West Covina police said.

Once the clerk stuffs around $400 in cash in the plastic bag, the suspect, Ramon Gonzalez, suddenly looks over his left shoulder — as Covina police Sgt. Hernandez casually strolls into the store in uniform.

Unaware of what is happening, the sergeant walks passed the robber — who dashes for the door.

The clerk immediately alerts the cop, who chases after the fleeing suspect, soon capturing him, police said.

“Right place at the right time,” the police department captioned the video, which had no audio, while sharing it on social media.

Gonzalez, 48, was found with a loaded gun and cash stolen from the store, police said.

He was booked on charges of robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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