City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100915-167
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Police Ask For Help Identifying a Robber

Surveillance Video Released

The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a local convenience store clerk at gunpoint.

On August 24, 2010, at 2:06 a.m., the suspect walked into a convenience store located in the 5300 block of Fruitridge Road, and attempted to open the beer refrigerator.  The refrigerator was locked.  The suspect approached the clerk and asked him to unlock it.  The clerk explained to the suspect that because it was after 2:00 a.m., he could not sell alcohol to him.  The suspect then pulled out a gun from his front pocket and placed it on the counter and demanded the clerk get him a beer.  The clerk complied and retrieved a six-pack of beer.  The suspect fled the store with the beer in hand.  He was seen leaving the area in a blue or green PT Cruiser.

The suspect is described as a male Black adult in his 40's.  He is heavy-set and between 5'9" - 5'11" tall.  He was wearing black sweatpants and a white tank-top.

Detectives hope that someone will recognize this suspect and come forward with information needed to identify him.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Suspect Photo

Suspect Photo

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