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Elk Grove police seek to identify armed robbery suspect

Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who reportedly posed as a Sacramento Municipal Utility District worker to gain entry to a residence.

Police said the robbery took place April 10 in the 7600 block of Glenbain Way. About 9:35 p.m., a 55-year-old woman was inside her residence when a man she did not know rang her doorbell. When she opened her front door, the man identified himself as a SMUD worker who was conducting a follow-up, according to a Police Department news release.

When the man entered the residence, he brandished a handgun at the woman, threatened her and demanded money, police said. Fearing for her safety, the woman gave him an undisclosed amount of money. The man then left the residence on foot.

The suspect (pictured) is described as 30 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, with short sandy blond hair and a mustache. He was wearing a plain short-sleeve T-shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department’s detective bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Tips can also be sent to SMS text message by entering 274637 on a cell phone, followed by Tip 732 and the message.