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February 18, 2011 > Police search for suspect in armed-robbery spree

Police search for suspect in armed-robbery spree

Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD

Hayward Police are looking for a suspect involved in a string of armed robberies. Incidents being investigated date back to November of last year with the most recent occurring on Sunday, February 13 at a Starbuck's in Hayward. The suspect has been described as a light skinned black male in his early to mid twenties, approximately 5'-10" tall and weighing about 160 pounds.

A suspect with a similar description has targeted seven locations in Hayward. Similar incidents have been reported in Fremont and San Leandro. Walgreen's, Starbuck's, Quiznos, Subway and Sonic Burgers have been victims of a similarly described suspect. Investigators are determining if any other Bay Area police agencies have similar robbery incidents. The method of operation and clothing often differ but the salient characteristic of a mole or birthmark on the robber's left cheek or chin area is a commonality as is his general height, weight, age and ethnicity. The suspect has been reported to use a black handgun when committing his crimes.

Police are reviewing all available video footage from robbery locations which may help to identify the suspect. According to Detective Hutchinson, Hayward Police Department, the suspect's sketch has not been released so far. Anyone with information regarding these robberies or the suspect should call the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000.

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