A 27-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested by Burbank police Sunday morning, October 28, around 3:30 am after officers were called about a man who was reported to have a gun in his waistband.
Police were called after witnesses reported a man inside the 7-Eleven store located at Naomi and Glenoaks who reportedly showed a handgun that was concealed in his waistband, to patrons and the clerk. Customers rushed out and met police to advise them of what they saw.
Police at the scene had a dispatcher help with communication with the suspect through the telephone and had him set down the gun and exit the front of the 7-Eleven.
The suspect, identified as Bismark Rivera-Gonzalez, 27, of North Hollywood, exited the store and was immediately taken into custody by police. Police entered the 7-Eleven and found the handgun.
Witnesses had told police that Rivera-Gonzalez brandished the gun in the direction of the store’s clerk while in possession of store merchandise. Police also said he was opening store merchandise inside the business while in possession of the gun.
Rivera-Gonzalez was booked for attempted robbery, carrying a concealed firearm, and an outstanding arrest warrant for public intoxication. He is currently out of custody on bond and is due in court November 20. The case is pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.