LA MIRADA — Sheriff’s detectives asked the public’s help Wednesday in tracking down a man who carried out an armed robbery at a pharmacy earlier this week.
The crime was reported Monday at CVS Pharmacy, 13525 Beach Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
The robber entered the store and placed some beer on the counter, according to the statement. He then allowed another customer to check out before him.
“The suspect paid for his items and then removed a small-caliber black handgun from his back pocket and pointed it at the (clerk),” the statement said. “He demanded that she open the register and then he removed the cash and fled on foot. No vehicle was seen.”
Deputies described the robber as a black man between 40 and 45 years old, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with dark-colored eyes. He wore a gray long-sleeved shirt, gray cotton pants and a red baseball cap with a “Nike” logo on it.
Stolen in the robbery was about $200 in cash, a 12-pack of Miller Lite beer and some beef jerky, officials added.
Anyone who recognized the robber is asked to call Detective Sierra at 562-902-2979, or the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at 562-863-8711. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling L.A. Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.
PHOTO courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department