Brutal Old Town Temecula Killing Prompts Reward

“I didn’t know him, but the story really touched me,” said Chuck Dunn, owner of SoCal Sk8 & Surf in Murrieta.

Following the beating death of man who worked at a Temecula music shop, a Murrieta business owner says he is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer(s).

Chuck Dunn, who owns SoCal Sk8 & Surf on Jefferson Avenue, said the reward would come in the form of a $1,000 shopping spree at his store.

“I didn’t know him, but the story really touched me,” he said. “It’s horrible. I want to help in any way that I can.”

Edward Lawrence Robinson, 64, of Fallbrook died from injuries he sustained during a March 22 robbery at Pete’s Music & Guitar Shop on Front Street in Old Town Temecula.

Robinson, who was a Pete's employee, was found inside the store around 7:30 p.m. the day of the robbery. He was unconscious, beaten and bound. He was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center, but died at the hospital early the next day.

Robinson's tragic death prompted a candlelight vigil in Temecula on March 23. The event was attended by hundreds, including the owner of Pete's Music & Guitar Shop, Pete Surowski.

“We miss you, we love you, and life will not be the same with out you," Surowski said during the vigil. “God bless you, rest in peace."

Anyone who may have information regarding the crime is asked to call Investigator Baeza at Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Williams at the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at (951) 696-3000.

A donation website has been set up in an effort to help the Robinson family. For information on that, click here.

LiLi March 31, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Will this reward be like the Dorner reward...non-existent??? I hope the perp is caught but rewards offered lately seem to be self-serving. The LAPD wanted Dorner dead - hence no payout of any reward money. Example, lethal force utilized (multiple bullets fired) against any truck that looked like his. I want to know why attempted murder charges haven't been filed against those officers. I truly hope the dirtbag who committed this crime is caught without endangering any temecula citizens.
Oldtownlife March 31, 2013 at 05:16 PM
I am really disappointed in our city, absolutely no word from anyone that they even have a remote idea or theory of who could have done this. It seems like only the caring citizens of this city are the ones trying to find answers. There should be updates to the community about leads, rewards offered, something! Every weekend someone tries to hold up a local store, and maybe thats because they know they will get away with it!
Vor April 01, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Totally agree old town
TVOR April 02, 2013 at 03:36 PM
It is critical to a police investigation to not release information that might help the perpetrator avoid capture. I am sure the information will be made public when the killer is in custody.
chuck2251 April 29, 2013 at 06:05 PM


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