News

Police search for suspect in Redwood City armed robberies

Man wanted in connection to as many as five robberies in North Fair Oaks and Redwood City

Police released a photo Wednesday of a man believed to be connected to as many as five armed robberies at businesses in North Fair Oaks and Redwood City this month.

The most recent robbery took place Tuesday night, Aug. 14, at Mi Hacienda Taqueria, located at 985 Second Ave. in Redwood City, police Sgt. Sean Hart said.

At about 8:15 p.m., a man walked into the restaurant with a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk at the register, Hart said. The employee complied, and the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured, and two other patrons who were in the restaurant at the time were not robbed. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a medium build in his 20s or 30s, standing between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

He is believed to be connected to four other armed robberies in the area in August, Hart said.

Willow Street Market at 37 Willow St. was robbed at gunpoint on Aug. 7. The following day, a suspect walked into the Panaderia Michoacan Market with a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Hart said.

On Aug. 9, an armed suspect held up El Paisano Carniceria Market at 2856 Middlefield Road, and on Aug. 11, another robbery took place at A1 Express gas station at 785 Fifth Ave.

The suspect is believed to be the same in each case, Hart said. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the robber.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crimes is asked to contact Redwood City police Detective Ed Feeney at 650-780-7219 or San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Andy Armando at 650-363-4347. Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Jerr
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Guy's getting greedy.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

If it's a first offense, would he likely get anything more than probation?


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,919 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,767 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,351 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,794 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 871 views