See it: El Cerrito police release videos of suspect in Walgreens robbery

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Police in El Cerrito have released two videos showing a man suspected of an armed robbery at a Walgreens last week.

The primary video of the June 16 robbery at the store in the 11500 block of San Pablo Avenue shows a man in a blue shirt with yellow design and a white cap hopping into the rear passenger side of a gold four-door Mercedes Benz. He is carrying what appears to be store merchandise.

The car then drives off.

A second 7-second video shows the same man in a blue shirt, white hat and a medical facial mask entering the store.

Police believe the man is in his 40s.

According to a police statement, the person in the blue shirt loaded into a bin approximately $500 worth of merchandise from a display after entering the store .

Employees told him to stop doing that and to pay for the merchandise first; police said he ignored them. Security and other staff confronted the person at the door, according to police, but he tried to force his way out of the store.

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Police said he drew a baton and threatened customers while doing so. Store security and employees then let him go. Police also were investigating reports the man had a gun in his waistband.

Police urged anyone with information on the case to contact Det. Humberto Rivera at 510-215-4422.

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