Deputies ask for public's help to identify supermarket robber

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 04:42 PM PDT Mar 25, 2013    UPDATED: 05:14 PM PDT Mar 25, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department released a photo of the man suspected in robbing a grocery store on Friday night.

The image was captured from the store’s surveillance camera. Deputies said the suspect entered the Vons on the 100 block of Turnpike just after 8 p.m.

Officials said the robber had a gun in his waistband.  He ran away with cash and no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a heavyset male in his late 20s.

He wore a black baseball cap with a white logo, a long-sleeved dress shirt with checkered print and dark pants with white shoes.

If you have any information, call the sheriff's department on the Anonymous Tip Line at 805-681-4171.

100 S. Turnpike Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110