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Sacramento police seek help identifying man in gas station robbery

Surveillance photo shows a man sought in a gas station robbery
Surveillance photo shows a man sought in a gas station robbery Surveillance photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man accused of robbery at a gas station earlier this month.

The robbery occurred about 7:45 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Chevron gas station at 2400 Fruitridge Road. The man entered the business, displayed a firearm and demanded money. He also pointed the gun at an person in the business, then fled when the individual thew a case of beer at him, according to a Police Department news release.

The man, shown in a surveillance photo, was described as black, in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, the man was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. The firearm was described as a long gun.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case 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.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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