August 29, 2014

Help Us Identify This Armed Robbery Suspect

In the waaaaaay early morning hours of Wednesday August 20th (last week) and armed robbery occurred at the 7-11 Store, 2429 Mission Street.  The robbery occurred at approximately 3:25 AM.  The suspect took a carton of cigarettes at gunpoint from the store clerk.  Pretty desperate act for a carton of smokes!!

Here is a storyboard of the robbery. 

Our suspect walked into the store looking like this:

After a few minutes of lingering this
He asks the clerk for a carton of cigarettes from behind the counter.  The clerk gets the cigarettes and turns around to find the suspect doing this
Our suspect walks around the counter like this

 The suspect grabs the carton of cigarettes as can be seen here
 And leaves the store toward Swift Street 

The suspect is described as: 

White Male Adult Late 20’s to Mid 30’s
Approx. 6 feet – 175 lbs
Goatee beard and moustache
Possible Tattoo on neck (calligraphy style writing)
Dark Pants
Blue & White Checked Shirt
Blue Bandanna

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Unit (831) 420-5820.  Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995, or from our Website; .  Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip via our smartphone app or from an SMS text.  Visit our Website for instructions. 

Here's hoping we find this guy before he does this again, or hurts someone.