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.