Public Assistance Requested to Identify Armed Robbery Suspects
Goleta - February 28th, 2017
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early this morning, February 28, 2017, at the 7-Eleven located in the 7300 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta. At approximately 12:30 a.m., two suspects walked into the convenience store and robbed the cashier at gunpoint. One male reportedly pointed a pistol at the cashier while the other carried a bag to collect the money from the cash register. After they received the cash, they fled the scene on foot.
Sheriff’s deputies responded and began searching for the suspects. They were assisted by a Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff/Fire Air Support helicopter and California Highway Patrol Officers. The suspects were not located.
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males. The armed suspect was approximately six feet tall, heavyset and was wearing a light grey sweater and black shorts. The second suspect was approximately 5’10” tall with a thin build and was wearing all black clothing and a blue mask.
Detectives believe the armed suspect may also be responsible for robbing a 7-Eleven located in the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue in Old Town Goleta at approximately 3:15 a.m. on February 19, 2017.
If you have any information that would assist investigators in this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150 or to leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171.
The City of Goleta Contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Police Services.
For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover
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