Hundreds attend vigil for slain Fallbrook musician

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TEMECULA, Calif. — A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night in Temecula to honor Larry Robinson, a Fallbrook musician who was brutally beaten during a robbery at the music store where he worked.

Hundreds of friends and fans packed the parking lot in front of Pete’s Music in Old Town Temecula where Robinson, 64, was found bound and bloodied Friday night around 7:30 p.m.

robinsonRobinson died from his injuries the next day.

“Everybody is grief-stricken – just wracked with sorrow and anger.  It’s just total sadness,” said store owner Pete Surowski.

Those who attended the vigil described Robinson as a smooth singer-songwriter and an easy-going, peaceful man.

“He inspired me and countless other musicians to continue our music.  There’s a lot of musicians out of San Diego who owe that to him,” said Joe Schiavone, a friend of Robinson.vigil

Surowski said money and several guitars were stolen in the robbery.  He hopes those items will lead investigators to Robinson’s killer or killers.

As of Sunday, no suspect descriptions have been given.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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