LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Detectives have released security video of a man suspected of robbing four Subway shops and three liquor stores over two days in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and West Hollywood.
The suspect robbed a bottle of booze on Aug. 5 from a liquor store in the 4000 block of Fulton Avenue in Sherman Oaks, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The suspect asked to see a bottle of liquor from behind the counter,” according to a police statement. “When the clerk gave the suspect the liquor, he ran from the store with the bottle. The following day … the suspect committed five armed robberies in the Hollywood area, West Hollywood area and continuing into the San Fernando Valley.”
The suspect returned to the Fulton Avenue liquor store on Aug. 7 and attempted to rob the business at gunpoint, police said.
“The suspect committed two robberies of Subway restaurants afterwards,” police said.
The suspect is described as white, possibly Armenian, 20-25 years old, 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160-170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He used a gray semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information that could help investigators identify and locate the gunman was urged to call the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division Special Robbery Section at (213) 486-6840.