Woodland police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint this morning as she opened her business.
Officers were dispatched about 10:38 a.m. to Cash for Gold at 78 W. Court St. regarding a report of an armed robbery. The victim, an employee of the business, told officers that she arrived for work shortly after 10:30 a.m. and was unlocking the front door when she felt someone grab her purse. The woman turned and saw a man she did not know brandishing a black handgun. The man demanded that she give him her purse and took it from her, according to a Police Department news release.
The purse reportedly contained an undisclosed amount of money and personal items.
The suspect was described as a male adult, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt and scarf, which concealed his identity. Witnesses told police they last saw the man running eastbound on West Elliott Street.
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Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800. Callers can remain anonymous.