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He offered to pay for another man’s beer. The guy knocked him out and took his money

Take a good look at this suspect who robbed, punched victim. Sacramento sheriff wants him.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said in a press release that detectives are looking for this man wanted in a robbery and assault of a victim at a store in south Sacramento on March 24, 2018 around 1:55 a.m. on Franklin Boulevard.
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The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said in a press release that detectives are looking for this man wanted in a robbery and assault of a victim at a store in south Sacramento on March 24, 2018 around 1:55 a.m. on Franklin Boulevard.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect they say assaulted another customer in a south Sacramento liquor store last month before stealing his money.

About 1:55 a.m. March 24, the suspect and a male accomplice walked into the Liquor King at 5620 Franklin Blvd. to buy beer. A man walked up to the suspect while he was making his purchase and offered to help him pay for the alcohol, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

In response, the suspect punched the victim in the face, rendering him unconscious upon impact. The suspect then picked up the man’s wallet, took money and fled with his accomplice. The victim woke up eight minutes later.

Security footage shows the suspect to be a Hispanic man, 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his 20s, who weighed 180 to 200 pounds and had short dark hair and a mustache.

He was wearing a black No. 23 Jordan-brand basketball jersey with red lettering and white trim over a black T-shirt as well as dark jeans, white shoes with black soles and laces, and a gold necklace with a circular medallion at the time of the robbery.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to the robbery to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP. Tips may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling 916-874-8477.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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