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Police looking for suspect in armed robbery incident in Morro Bay

Morro Bay Armed Burglary

MORRO BAY, Calif. -- Morro Bay Police Officers are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery in Morro Bay Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday around 5:46 p.m., Morro Bay Police Officers were dispatched to a silent alarm at the Check IntoCash business located at 1065 Kennedy Way in Morro Bay.

While police were on their way, a woman called 911 to report the business was robbed at gunpoint.

The woman employee reported that the lone suspect tied her up after unsuccessful attempts to open the safe.

The suspect instead stole approximately $2,000 from one register and left in an unknown direction from the business.

Police describe the suspect as a black male adult, approximately 5'10 to 6'0 ft. and approximately 180-200 lbs.

He was seen wearing an oversized dark/navy blue coveralls with a white emblem on the left upper arm and a light blue emblem on the black, black laced shoes with white soles, dark blue boonie hat with a black band and a dark green balaclava type headgear under hat.

He was said to carry a yellow and dark gray or black colored backpack with white or light colored lettering positioned vertically on the back of the bag.

The suspect was inside the business for a total of about three to four minutes.

The suspect also brandished an unknown type, silver or nickel plated handgun.

According to officials, the handgun appeared small in size.

No threats to harm the employee were ever made.

The Morro Bay Police Department is still investigating this incident and are reviewing video footage from the business for additional details of the suspect.

If anyone has any information about this robbery, they are encouraged to contact Sergeant Tony Mosqueda at 805-772-6233 or Commander Amy Watkins at 805-772-6237.

Article Topic Follows: San Luis Obispo County

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