(UPDATE) - The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was last seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat, Columbia brand hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts, fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival and was last seen northbound on foot behind the business.
Residents were asked to shelter in place as K9 Units searched the area on the ground with an Air Support Unit overhead. Deputies have since lifted the shelter in place.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 681-4100.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling the SB County Sheriff tip line at (805) 681-4171 or online at SBSheriff.org.
(UPDATE) - Deputies release images of the suspect they are searching for.
Community asked to call 911 and not approach the suspect because they are considered dangerous.
Please call 911 if you see this suspect. Suspect is considered dangerous- do not approach. pic.twitter.com/owyNoCKfkQ— PIO Raquel Zick (@SBSOPIO) September 18, 2020
ORIGINAL STORY: Deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office are searching for an armed robbery suspect in Buellton.
Deputies say the robbery happened on the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags in Buellton at around 5:50 p.m. Thursday.
Anyone in the area should be aware as the suspect is outstanding.
This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.