PASADENA â€“ The masked man who robbed the CVS pharmacy at gunpoint in Monrovia Oct. 1 may be the same man who is believed to have robbed a string of businesses in Pasadena and surrounding communities beginning in late August, sources in the Pasadena Police Department said.
The suspect in all incidents is described as a male African American 26 to 40 years old, approximately six feet tall, with a medium build. In each robbery, his face was obscured with a t-shirt or ski mask. He has been armed with what appears to be a large black semi-automatic hand gun.
The suspect typically enters a store a few minutes prior to opening, and confronts store employees and patrons at gunpoint. He then demands that an employee, most often the store manager, open the safe. Before fleeing, he binds victimsâ€™ hands and collects the money in the store safe.
Police say the suspect has also committed similar robberies in Monrovia, Duarte, and Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock, a section of Los Angeles proper, was robbed most recently on Oct. 8.
Anyone with information about the robber should call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-8477.
— Emily Sanderson, Crime News Reporter, United Reporting