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Fourth defendant in Norco robbery attempt makes his first court appearance

RIVERSIDE – The fourth and final defendant charged by the DA’s Office in the attempted robbery of a Norco convenience store has now made his first court appearance.

 

Rasheed Dashawn Lee Belvin, DOB: 1-1-99, of South Los Angeles, appeared at the Hall of Justice in Riverside on Aug. 15, 2022, after being medically cleared to appear after being treated for injuries he reportedly received during the crime.

 

Belvin’s arraignment was continued to Aug. 22, 2022. The other three men charged in the case have previously been arraigned and now have felony settlement conferences scheduled for that same date. All four appearances are set in Dept. 61.

 

It is alleged that on July 31, 2022, Belvin entered Norco Market & Liquor on Sixth Street in Norco and pointed an assault rifle at the store owner. The 80-year-old store owner saw that he was about to be robbed and fired a shotgun in self-defense at the assailant, striking him in the arm with the shotgun blast.

 

The subsequent investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department revealed that four men wearing masks pulled up in a BMW SUV, later determined to have been stolen, backed into a parking space right outside the store’s front door, and armed themselves with an AR-style assault rifle, a pump-action shotgun, and a semiautomatic handgun to rob the business.

 

After the robbery attempt was thwarted by the store owner, the men sped away and drove to Placentia-Linda Hospital in the Orange County city of Placentia to get medical treatment for the injured Belvin. Placentia police officers arrived, arrested all four men, and recovered the stolen BMW and the weapons -- two of which had been reported as stolen.

 

The Riverside County DA’s Office has charged all four defendants with a variety of felonies including conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

 

The other three men charged are: Davon A. Broaddus, DOB: 6-30-98, of Las Vegas; Justin Kyle Johnson, DOB: 1-7-20, of Inglewood; and Jamar Elijah Williams, DOB: 5-21-96, of South Los Angeles.

 

All four men were booked and held in lieu of $500,000 bail each.

 

The case, RIF2203990, is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Timothy Mulhere and Lindsey Eisenberg.

 

 

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