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Police looking for male suspect in armed robbery in Santa Barbara

Smoke shop holdup March 31, 2020
John Palminteri
The Santa Barbara Police department is searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Smoke Shop on Calle Real. (Photo: John Palminteri)
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Santa Barbara Police are looking for an armed suspect in a robbery on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at the 4020 block of Calle Real at the Smoke Shop in Santa Barbara.

Police say the suspect left the store with hundreds of dollars in cash along with items from the store including three bongs.

The suspect left on foot and witnesses say they saw them getting into a black Mercedes Benz sedan and going down Calle Real.

Witnesses say the suspect was wearing a mask and a hoodie.

Police are still actively investigating this incident.

Video surveillance is being used from in store cameras.

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John Palminteri

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