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Hemet armed robbery: Surveillance images released of suspect

Surveillance images show a suspect wanted in an armed robbery at a Hemet liquor store on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

May 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has released surveillance images from a liquor store in hopes of identifying and locating an armed robbery suspect.

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.