Santa Rosa Check Cashing Store Robbed At Gunpoint

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Santa Rosa police are looking for a man who robbed a check-cashing store at gunpoint on Tuesday evening.

The suspect entered the Check-N-Go at 1331 Guerneville Road a few minutes before it closed at 6 p.m. and said he wanted to cash a check, Sgt. Clay Van Artsdalen said.

He was told to fill out a form and, just before the store closed, a teller asked him if he was finished, Van Artsdalen said.

The man then showed a firearm and demanded money, Van Artsdalen said. The tellers put money from the cash drawers into a bag, and the suspect told them to stand at the back of the business and face a wall.

He then left in an unknown direction, Van Artsdalen said.

Surveillance photos show the suspect is a white man about 50 years

old, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 to 180 pounds. The suspect has brown and gray hair, a beard and mustache.

Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call (707) 543-3590.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live