Armed Robbery Suspect in Buellton

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a liquor store in the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags tonight. Deputies responded to the 911 call at 5:51 p.m., established a perimeter and requested assistance from Sheriff’s K9 Units and County Air Support as they searched the area. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was last seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat, Columbia brand hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts, fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival and was last seen northbound on foot behind the business. 

Residents were asked to shelter in place as K9 Units searched the area on ground with the Air Support Unit overhead. After an exhaustive search, deputies lifted the shelter in place. This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805)681-4100.  If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or online at

By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for an armed robbery suspect in Buellton.

The robbery took place in the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags on Thursday. The suspect has not been located.

This is a developing story, more information will be added as soon as it's available.

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a-1600401360 Sep 17, 2020 08:56 PM
Armed Robbery Suspect in Buellton

Definitely the same suspect. Gloves and shoes were exactly the same. Jacket/hat combo were the same. No doubt this is the same suspect

navigator Sep 18, 2020 11:28 AM
Armed Robbery Suspect in Buellton

Robbery happened just before 6pm. Chopper(s) circled Btown. Made a lot of noise for a couple hours and then broke off and left. We got a shelter in place wireless message after 7pm and never got anything telling us it was lifted. What kind of system is that?

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