Suspect Wanted in Two Armed Robberies
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a suspect responsible for committing two armed robberies tonight, December 13, 2018 within thirty minutes of each other. The first armed robbery occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. at Sandpiper Liquor located in the 2200 block of Ortega Hill Road in Summerland. A white male adult wearing a black ski mask brandished a black handgun and demanded money from the cashier. He fled with several items from the store. Sheriff’s deputies searched the area with the assistance of a K-9 team.
While deputies were actively searching for the suspect, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a second armed robbery that occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. at City Market in the 5200 block of Carpinteria Avenue. Again, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Sheriff’s deputies searched the area with the assistance of a K-9 team but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male, possibly with blue eyes, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. In addition to the black ski mask, he was wearing a dark grey hoodie with a black t-shirt over it, khaki cargo shorts, white shoes and black socks.
Anyone with information that would help investigators is asked to contact the non-emergency dispatch line at 805-683-2724 or our anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171. You can also go to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.