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Date and Time of Release: 4 September 2012

Date and Time of Incident: 4 September 2012

Subject: Armed Robbery
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3 September 2012, at approx. 11:00 pm, a white male adult inside Wal Mart, located at 1101 Sanguinetti Rd., entered an authorized area of the store. He was contacted by employees and asked to leave the restricted area.

The employees noticed right away that the subject was wearing a fake beard and wig. The subject was further described as being approx. 6-2, medium build, approx. 200 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt, black jeans, green/white/black bandana, tan boots and had a walking cane with them. After being contacted by employees, the subject exited the restricted area and the store.

4 September 2012, at approx. 5:30 am, the same subject arrived back at Wal Mart and started pacing back and forth in front of the store. The subject was dressed exactly as he was the night before, including the fake beard and wig.

At 6:00 am, when the store opened, the subject entered the store and hide behind a counter. When an employee exited a secured area of the store, the suspect removed a dark colored snub nosed revolver and ordered the employee back into the secured area. The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the secured area and exited the store on foot. The subject was last seen running south behind Starbucks towards Old Wards Ferry Road.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sonora Police Department at (209) 532-8141.