Armed suspect wanted in two robberies at Palmdale convenience store

- LA County Sheriff's Deputies are on the hunt for an armed and  violent double-robbery suspect in Palmdale. Both incidents were caught on security cameras.

Workers at Midway Market Liquor on East 35th street in Palmdale are reeling from a hostile robbery that happened here not once...but twice.

Dramatic video shows a man described as black, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds wearing a black mask and an earring in his right ear....enter the store last week.

The manager says he grabbed an 83-year-old customer by her neck.....dragging her behind the counter and leaving her with minor injuries.

He points his gun at the clerk and makes her hand over what deputies say was a lot of money. The store manager says she was FIVE MONTHS PREGNANT AT THE TIME.

Then...the thief takes off running.

Deputies believe the same man is responsible for a robbery right here late November.

At that time he hits a customer with a handgun. The store manager says that customer later had to get 6 stitches on his head.

The thief then goes on to steal a lot of money ...again.

The same clerk was working that day too but she wasn't hurt either time

During the November robbery, the thief was seen leaving in a white Chevy suburban. a model from the late 90s with a black door molding strip down the sides and possibly 5 spoke rims.

L.A. County Sheriff Deputies will be giving more details about their search for this man Friday at the Palmdale sheriff station at 10 am.


Earlier:

Palmdale detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating an armed robbery suspect. In both incidents, the suspect entered the same store, assaulted a customer and then pointed a black handgun at the clerk while demanding money. He then fled the location with a large sum of U.S. Currency.

The suspect is described as a male Black adult, approximately 6ft tall, 200lbs, wearing a black mask and an earring in his right ear. On the November incident, the suspect fled the location in a white, 1990's Chevy Suburban (photo attached).

*Considered Armed & Dangerous*

In the November robbery, the suspect assaulted the male Hispanic victim with a handgun. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The female clerk was not injured.

In the April robbery, the same female clerk was working. She was not injured in the incident, however, the elderly female Hispanic, 83 years-old, had a complaint of pain. The suspect fled on foot from the location.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale Station at (661) 272-2400.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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