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Posted on: July 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Armed Robbery



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Armed Robbery
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:July 17, 2020Time:10:00 PM
Incident Date:July 17, 2020Time:11:42 AM
Incident Location:Heacock St. and Ironwood Ave. Moreno Valley, CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ed Baeza
File Number(s):MV201990159


Suspect has been identified as Willie Clarence Rush, a 57 year old transient from Moreno Valley. Suspect Rush has been booked into the Riverside County Jail.

Willie Clarence Rush


On July 17, 2020, at 11:42 AM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to a report of an assault occurring at a Bank of America ATM.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a suspect attempted to rob an armored truck employee who was outside of his vehicle. A struggle ensued over the guard’s firearm and the suspect sustained a single gunshot wound. Both the suspect and victim were transported to a nearby hospital for care. The crime scene was processed by investigators with the assistance of forensics. No other persons were found to be injured.

This is an active investigation with suspect’s identity being withheld at this time. The suspect’s name will be released once he is booked into a jail facility. No additional details are currently available.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Investigator Fazzio at 951-486-6700.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all citizens to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity, including any vehicles or persons by calling 911 for emergencies, or calling our dispatch center non-emergency line at (951) 776-1099.

Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information by visiting our online Crime Tips form or

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