Detectives Search for Armed Suspect who Robbed CVS

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 10:10 p.m. last night, September 2, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a business located in the 100 block of S. Turnpike Road. It was determined the unknown suspect entered the store, walked to a register and demanded money. The suspect told the store employee that he had a firearm at the time of the robbery and left with an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. Sheriff’s deputies searched the area with the assistance of a Sheriff’s K-9 team but were not able to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5’9” tall with a thin build. The suspect wore a black mask, a white or grey sweatshirt over a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He appeared to be wearing light blue gloves.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 805-683-2724 or to leave an anonymous tip call 805-681-4171. You can also leave an anonymous tip on our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.

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JB86 Sep 04, 2018 10:51 PM
Detectives Search for Armed Suspect who Robbed CVS

Agree with GSURFDOG; these images are pretty useless, and the Sheriff didn't provide further suspect description. How is the public to help ID this guy with basically no information other than a 5'9" male?

Luvaduck Sep 04, 2018 08:13 AM
Detectives Search for Armed Suspect who Robbed CVS

The double sweatshirts may be an attempt to add bulk and disguise actual weight. The pants may be doubled sweats too. Judging by hands and head, the robber may be thinner than he appears in the parking lot video. The blue gloves look like the disposables used for invalid/medical care or handling contaminated surfaces. While they are available to others, he may be someone who works in a medical situation, does home nursing/invalid care. Some of those jobs are hand-to-mouth jobs with no money left-over to save, so it's possible he was desperate. I'm not condoning robbery, but as the US is becoming a 2-class society, we will likely see more of it from formerly middle-class working people. Real wages in buying power haven't gone up since the Reagan era but costs have risen considerably.

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