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Thursday 01/23/2020 1:40 PM - Armed Robbery Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Armed Robbery Update
Date and Time of Incident: 1-20-20, Approximately 8:50 AM
Place of Occurrence: Oceano Market/Valero Gas Station, 1700 block of Front Street, Oceano
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Hispanic adult male, average build, wearing dark blue or black clothing and sunglasses
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help for information regarding an armed robbery which occurred on 1-20-20 at the Oceano Market/Valero Gas Station in the 1700 block of Front Street in Oceano. Witnesses told Deputies an Hispanic adult male entered the store, approached the clerk, demanded money and brandished a handgun. The suspect then made off with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt in the incident. The suspect was then seen getting into a vehicle with another man and heading south towards Los Berros Road. The vehicle is described as a 2009-2013 Mitsubishi Galant. The suspect is described as an Hispanic adult male, average build, wearing dark blue or black clothing and dark sunglasses. During the course of our investigation we obtained surveillance video from numerous locations and are releasing photos taken from the video. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public to help identify the suspect and vehicle associated with the robbery. If anyone has information regarding this crime, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 01/23/2020 1:41 PM