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Armed man commits three robberies in three days
August 10, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report


Police are looking for an armed man who allegedly robbed three different businesses in three days this week in Redwood City and the North Fair Oaks area, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build and short dark hair. The suspect was armed with a dark semi-automatic pistol and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken in all three robberies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The first robbery occurred at Willow Market, 37 Willow St. in Redwood City Tuesday at about 7:45 p.m. The second one occurred Wednesday afternoon at about 3:34 p.m. at Panaderia Michoacan Market. The third robbery occurred yesterday at 1:03 p.m. at El Paisano Carniceria Market, 2856 Middlefield Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  

Wednesday, police blocked off Middlefield Road near Fifth Avenue for about an hour as they searched for the suspect. On Thursday, the suspect robbed a carniceria just a few blocks from Wednesday’s robbery.

Any person who may have witnessed any of the robberies or has information about this suspect, is asked to contact Detective Andy Armando at (650) 363-4347 or via email at You may also contact the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Witness Line at (800) 547-2700.

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