Man Sought In String Of CoCo Convenience Store Robberies

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Image of a man police say robbed a 7-Eleven store in Walnut Creek, February 24, 2011. (Walnut Creek Police Dept.)

WALNUT CREEK (BCN) – Police have released a photo of the man they believe is responsible for a string of convenience store robberies.

On Feb. 24, officers received a call shortly before 3 a.m.  reporting that a man had just robbed a 7-Eleven store at 1305 S. Main St., Walnut Creek police Lt. Mark Covington said.

The man had entered the store, simulated that he had a gun in his pocket and robbed a clerk, who was alone in the store, Covington said.

The man then fled on foot, according to Covington.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his mid-20s, standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build. He had a goatee and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and gloves, Covington said.

Police searched the area for the suspect, but didn’t find him.

Walnut Creek police detectives believe that the robbery was related to two other recent 7-Eleven store robberies – one on Feb. 25, at 2525 North Main St. in Walnut Creek, and another in Concord.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Walnut Creek police Detective Steve Bertolozzi at (925) 256-3553 or police dispatch at (925) 935-6400.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

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