O’Reilly Auto Parts clerk assaulted after armed robbery, suspect on the loose
As of 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Police say they are still working on getting some surveillance footage of the area.
From the Crescent City Police Department:
The public is being asked to assist the Crescent City Police Department to help solve an armed robbery that took place today, Monday January 6, 2014, at approximately 7:08 AM at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store, located at 905 Northcrest Drive. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the store clerk who advised them that a male subject had entered the business through the rear door just as the store was opening for business and demanded money while brandishing a blue steel handgun. The clerk complied with the subject’s demands and he left with an undisclosed amount of money in a woven red, black, and gray saddle bag style pouch concealed under his clothing.
The subject was described as a White Male Adult 5’6” to 5’7”tall, slender build, between 20-27 years of age, goatee, wearing baggie clothing including black “jogging” pants, blue windbreaker with an attached hoodie. The suspect was also wearing a white mesh mask covering his face but still exposing a goatee. After obtaining the money the suspect physically assaulted the clerk and ran out of the business through the rear doors and left the area in a northerly direction.
The suspect was loitering around the dumpsters at the rear of the building waiting for the clerk to open the business prior to the robbery. All area law enforcement agencies have been notified as this individual is considered armed and dangerous. This investigation is ongoing and periodic updates to inform the public will be forthcoming.
The Crescent City Police Department is asking anyone with information concerning this incident or anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything suspicious, to come forward to assist the police department in the apprehension of the perpetrator. There are a variety of ways for citizens to report this or any suspicious activity to the Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Crescent City Police Department at 707-464-2133, or Dispatch at 707-464-4191. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Crescent City Crime Tip Line at 707-218-4229 or leave an e-mail message at the Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY: Chief Douglas Plack