Police Desperate To Find Armed Suspect Who Robbed Long Beach Eatery
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police are desperate to find a brazen man who robbed a Long Beach eatery at gunpoint back in July.
Around 6:30 p.m. July 3, security video showed a man enter 620 Burger on Anaheim Street.
“He was in the store waiting for other customers to leave. He even went up to the employees and asked for a cup of water,” said Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department.
The suspect then reached into his waistband, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the female clerk.
She walked to the cash register, pushed the panic button and threw her hands up in the air. The suspect pushed her to the register with a gun pressed up against her head.
“To take the money from somebody, but then to put the gun to somebody’s head who is complying is disturbing,” said Eaton.
Authorities said the clerk opened the register. The suspect emptied out the cash before he took off.
“He takes his time getting into the van and then drives off,” said Eaton.
Police have been trying to find the suspect for three months. They believe it’s not his first violent robbery or his last.
“We consider this person, obviously, armed and dangerous, and we want to get him off the streets as soon as possible,” said Eaton. “We’re just hopeful that someone from the public will be able to recognize him.”
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black minivan with a sticker on the driver’s side of the window.