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Two suspects arrested in attempted robbery of Murrieta restaurant

By in Press Enterprise on November 30, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A Riverside County Sheriff’s K9 helped Murrieta police apprehend a suspect after a pursuit from arriving police foiled an attempted restaurant robbery on Wednesday, according to a Murrieta Police news release.

Murrieta police officers responded to a report at 4:41 a.m. of a person wearing a mask carrying several items and entering a restaurant in the 40200 block of Murrieta Hot Springs Road.

Arriving officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on the road near the business, and the vehicle failed to yield, leading to a pursuit.

The suspects fled east on the road to Pourroy Road, where the driver failed to navigate a turn and hit a dirt hill near Butterfield Stage Road.

Lillian Myers, 48, a transient, was taken into custody immediately. The male driver, John Brubeck, 65, a transient, ran away on foot and was caught a short time later with help from the K9.

The suspects were taken to a local hospital for medical issues that were not disclosed before they were booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley.

They were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, felony evading and conspiracy. Myers also was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, and Brubeck for giving peace officers false identification, according to the news release.

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