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Police seek to identify suspect in Sacramento fast-food restaurant robberies

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in recent armed robberies of fast-food restaurants in the North Sacramento, Gardenland and South Natomas areas.

Police said the man, shown in a surveillance photo, is believed to be responsible for four armed robberies. In each occasion, the robber entered the business, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from the register, according to a Police Department news release.

The robberies occurred:

▪ Sept. 12 at the Subway restaurant in the 3600 block of Northgate Boulevard.

▪ Sept. 24 at Carl’s Jr. in the 800 block of El Camino Avenue.

▪ Sept. 28 at Long John Silver’s in the 3200 block of Northgate Boulevard.

▪ Oct. 3 at Carl’s Jr. in the 3700 block of Northgate Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20s, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. He has black hair and a mustache, and wore a black hooded sweatshirt, dark hat and pants. Police said he was armed with a black semiautomatic handgun.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or robberies is asked to call the Police Department’s dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.