Deputies release photos in search for Poway Walmart robber

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 15:18:03-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - Photographs of a man who deputies say flashed a pistol in his waistband at a Poway Walmart clerk were released Friday in the effort to find him.

Poway Sheriff’s deputies said the man went to the store at 13425 Community Road on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. and approached the customer service counter.

The man displayed a silver and black semi automatic pistol and told the clerk to open the cash register, deputies said. The employee turned over the cash drawer and the man got away with cash.

Deputies describe the man as African-American, between 30 and 40 years old, 5’10” to six feet tall, unshaven, and with a medium complexion. 

He was wearing a blue baseball cap with white lettering and a picture of a marlin fish on the front. Deputies say it may be advertising for a charter fishing boat.

Anyone with information leading to an arrest could receive up to $1,000 in a reward.

Crime Stoppers is asking for tips at 888-580-8477. The caller can remain anonymous.