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Robbery of Off-Duty Secret Service Agent in Tustin Highlights Safety Concerns

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Over the weekend in Tustin, California, an off-duty U.S. Secret Service agent faced a harrowing encounter when reportedly robbed at gunpoint, as confirmed by local law enforcement.

The incident occurred late Saturday night around 9:30 p.m., during which the agent’s bag was forcefully taken. According to the Tustin Police Department, the agent discharged his firearm in response, though it remains unclear if the suspects sustained any injuries. Despite the agent’s efforts, the perpetrator managed to escape, prompting an ongoing investigation by authorities.

Police have already recovered some of the stolen items in the vicinity and reassure the public that there is no current threat stemming from the incident. In an effort to apprehend the perpetrators, Tustin police have issued a notice seeking information on a silver Infiniti FX35 model from 2004-2006, believed to be linked to the robbery. A photo of the vehicle has been distributed as part of the investigation.

The Secret Service has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident to ABC News.

Coinciding with this incident, President Joe Biden visited California over the same weekend for a high-profile fundraising event. The event, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featuring appearances by former President Barack Obama, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and others, reportedly raised over $30 million in support of Biden’s reelection campaign.

This robbery in Tustin underscores ongoing concerns about public safety and law enforcement’s efforts to combat criminal activities in the area. It serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced even in seemingly secure environments.

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