WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KABC) --Orange County authorities are searching for a man suspected of committing seven armed robberies since October 2014.
Detectives believe the suspect committed the series of robberies in five Orange County cities between Oct. 2, 2014 and Jan. 4, 2016.
Around 4:28 a.m. on Jan. 4, the suspect entered a 7-Eleven store in the 1400 block of West MacArthur Boulevard. The man simulated a handgun in a jacket pocket, approached the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.
The clerk handed over the cash and the suspect stole 60 California scratcher lottery tickets. He fled the parking lot in a white 2007-2012 four-door Chevrolet Malibu.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man who wore a white surgical mask and had pock marks on his face. He is between the age of 30 and 40, stands 6 feet tall and weighs 180 to 200 pounds.
At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans, brown work boots, blue-black gloves and a black San Francisco Giants baseball cap.
Two hours after the incident, a male suspect fitting the same description was caught on surveillance camera cashing in several of the stolen scratchers at a liquor store in Westminster.
During many of the robberies, the suspect showed a weapon and fled the scenes in the Malibu. On one occasion, a woman was seen driving the getaway car. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with more information is urged to call Detective A. Garcia at (714) 245-8408 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.