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Santa Cruz police search for armed robbery suspect

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Santa Cruz armed robbery suspect

Santa Cruz police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. They released surveillance photos of the man on Wednesday.

Police say he entered a business on California Avenue Saturday at about 8:20 p.m. with full-size black pump shotgun and demanded money from an employee.

The employee grabbed the shotgun, and after a brief struggle, the suspect fled the scene on foot with no money or merchandise. The employee suffered minor injuries.

Police say the man is in his 20's, between 5 feet 2 and 5 feet 4 inches tall. He was wearing a blue beanie, a black patterned bandana, a gray hoodie, black gloves, black pants, and black slip-on shoes.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call Santa Cruz police at (831) 420-5995, or leave an anonymous tip online at

(Bay City News contributed to this report)

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