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Police Release Photo of 7-Eleven Robber

Police are investigating whether he committed two other convenience store robberies since last week in Walnut Creek and Concord.

Police released a photo of a man who robbed the 7-Eleven store in downtown Walnut Creek last Thursday and are investigating whether the same man robbed two other 7-Eleven stores in Walnut Creek and Concord.

The photo was taken at the 7-Eleven in the 1200 block of South Main Street last Thursday at 2:36 a.m. The  robber came into the convenience store, signaled he had a gun in his coat pocket, demanded money from the clerk and ran away. No one was hurt. 

Police are investigating whether the same man robbed the 7-Eleven stores on North Main Street on Feb. 25 and on Monument Boulevard in Concord on Sunday.

The robber in the downtown 7-Eleven robbery is described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build and a goatee and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants and gloves, 

Anyone with information can contact Walnut Creek police Detective Steve Berto lozzi at 925-256-3553 or dispatch at 925-935-6400.

Martha Ross March 01, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Imm, I agree.....And Peggy, yes, if it is helpful. The problem with police descriptions is that they usually involve the clothes the guys were wearing. Well, with robberies, they're usually wearing their robber clothes: the hoodies, sometimes sunglasses, etc. I think police provided a photo might be the best way to help catch a suspect. In this photo, the guy is pretty identifiable---if he's local or if someone local knows him.
obiwan March 02, 2011 at 03:25 AM
Very funny Martha!! Actually I BELIEVE in government - acting as a counterbalance against corporate interests who only value their bottom lines. Without government, businesses will pollute the environment, conspire to fix prices, and sell unhealthy, yet addictive, (and therefore highly profitable) substances to those who don’t know better. Our City Council doesn't moderate corporate excesses; they enable them. That’s why the Chamber of Commerce devotes so much energy to hand-picking candidates. It might be a stretch to label the loss of our small town character as "pollution", but as someone who grew up here, that’s pretty much how I see it. When the City Council forms a Tourist Business Improvement District to HELP the hotels conspire to fix prices, I object. When they won't place reasonable limits on the bar scene, I ask why not. When they scramble to hoard redevelopment money so that the funds can't revert to more vital public causes like schools and public health, I say that I think their priorities are wrong. And thankfully I live in a country where GOVERNMENT PROTECTIONS allow me to publicly share my views without ending up in the gulag. I’m not anti-government. I’m anti-co-opted government.
Julie Mendelsohn March 02, 2011 at 03:13 PM
I don't think it's racist to include skin color in a description. It's a big identifying factor in figuring out who someone is.
Kari Hulac March 02, 2011 at 06:14 PM
Yes, we definitely want to include race as long as there are other identifying characteristics that would help someone say, "Hey, I know that person," or, "I saw them nearby right before." But a colleague at another Patch has pointed out to me that in our very racially mixed Bay Area, it's very common to not be able to just look at someone (especially during a crime) and say they are one race or another. When someone is Asian/African American, Irish, how do we classify them in a crime report? Some residents of the Dominican Republic or Venezeula are very dark skinned. How would I know, as a crime victim, where they were from? I'm noticing some police departments are elaborating on race descriptions, often saying light skinned African American or Hispanic man.
Josh Goldman December 30, 2012 at 09:06 AM
Looks like a scumbag from Oakland, Antioch, or West Pittsburg. Lock and load!

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