ANAHEIM, Calif. (FOX 11/CNS) - Anaheim police released photos and video footage of a suspect wanted for committing two armed robberies of doughnut shops within less than a half-hour.
The first robbery occurred just before 4 a.m. Tuesday at Winchell's Donuts at 901 S. Euclid St., said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. The robber, wielding a silver handgun, demanded money and fled with a cash register drawer of loot, he said. About 20 minutes later, the suspect hit Vandy's Donuts at 1007 N. Euclid St., Wyatt said.
APD seeks public's help in identifying armed robbery suspect. this guy robbed two donut shops at gunpoint within 20 minutes on Tuesday morning. NEVER MESS WITH A DONUT SHOP! Call @occrimestoppers if you know this guy #robbery #donut #APD #Anaheim pic.twitter.com/gAfDXawtBw— Anaheim PD (@AnaheimPD) October 17, 2018
Investigators suspect he also robbed a business in Los Angeles County, the sergeant said.
The suspect was described as a black man in his 40s to 50s with an average build and a thin, black goatee. He was clad in black pants, a black hoodie, an orange construction vest and white Nike shoes, and fled in a dark-colored, possibly green, 2000-2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 with paper license plates, according to police.
Anyone with information was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which will accept anonymous tips, at (855) TIP-OCCS.