REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – Redwood City police have released surveillance images of a man they believe robbed at least five businesses in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks over the past week.

The most recent robbery took place Tuesday night at Mi Hacienda Taqueria, located at 985 Second Ave., Redwood City police Sgt. Sean Hart said.

At about 8:15 p.m., a man walked into the restaurant with a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk at the register, Hart said.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

The employee complied, and the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured, and two other patrons who were in the restaurant at the time were not robbed.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a medium build in his 20s or 30s, standing between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

He is believed to be connected to four other armed robberies in the area in August, Hart said.

Willow Street Market at 37 Willow St. was robbed at gunpoint on Aug. 7.

The following day, a suspect walked into the Panaderia Michoacan Market with a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Hart said.

On Aug. 9, an armed suspect held up El Paisano Carniceria Market at 2856 Middlefield Road, and on Aug. 11, another robbery took place at A1 Express gas station at 785 Fifth Ave.

The suspect is believed to be the same in each case, Hart said, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crimes is asked to contact Redwood City police Detective Ed Feeney at (650) 780-7219 or San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Andy Armando at (650) 363-4347. Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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