OCEANSIDE — A reward is being offered for leads in identifying and locating suspects in a series of armed robberies that began Oct. 13.
Seven convenience store robberies occurred in which the same suspect was filmed on surveillance camera.
On Oct. 13 the Circle K store at 1990 College Blvd. was robbed by a Samoan or Hispanic man with a heavy build, age 20 to 25, between 5 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall.
The suspect entered the store armed with a small silver revolver. He had the lower half of his face covered with a shirt or bandana and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk.
In six following robberies the same suspect entered the convenience store with half of his face covered and demanded cash and cigarettes. He has been armed with a gun, knife and screwdriver.
Each robbery occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 1:40 a.m.
The robberies occurred Oct. 16 at 1:23 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store at 2850 Thunder Drive; Oct. 25 at 11:35 p.m. at Mohsen’s Gas at 3213 Mission Ave.; Oct. 31 at 11:47 p.m. at Mohsen’s Gas at 628 South Coast Hwy.; Nov. 8, 12:54 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store at 1749 South Coast Hwy.; and Oct. 26 at 12:40 a.m. at Circle K at 1801 S. Coast Highway.
The most recent robbery occurred Dec. 4 at 12:02 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store at 2255 Mission Ave. A second suspect also entered the store. He is described as a white or Hispanic male with a thin build, age 18 to 20.
Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to call Oceanside Police Detective Bill Wallace at (760) 435-4892, or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent to sdcrimestoppers.com.