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Police search for check-cashing robber

January 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The Anaheim Police Department released surveillance images Tuesday of a man investigators say robbed two check-cashing businesses.Police say the man walked in to both check-cashing businesses with a duffle bag in tow. He then showed a handgun to the clerk and demanded money be placed into the bag. Once the money was obtained, the robber simply walked out of the building.

In both cases, he also wore sunglasses.

The most recent robbery happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Jan. 5 at a check-cashing business on East Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim.

The first took place on Nov. 28, 2009, at a different check-cashing business, on South Brookhurst Street.

The robber is described as Latino, 40 to 52 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 220-250 pounds, with a stocky build. He has gray or brown hair and a mustache.