The male suspect entered Valle Vista Liquor in the 44000 block of East Florida Avenue in Hemet on Tuesday, May 21, and selected an item for purchase.
When the cash register's drawer opened, the suspect lifted his shirt and showed off a handgun in his waistband, deputies said. He then allegedly grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer and ran away on East Florida Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt under a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and a black baseball hat.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.