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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-23 16:08:17-04

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a cigar shop Friday night.

According to officials, police responded around 8:35 p.m. to Tony's Cigars & Accessories at 158 Higuera St. for a reported armed robbery. The victim told police a masked adult male walked into the store and asked the employee to gather several items before demanding money from the cash register with a Glock-style handgun.

The man then reportedly threatened to harm the employee if he called the police and fled on foot.

Police are searching for the suspect described as having a tan complexion and being between 40 and 50 years old. The victim also described the suspect as having a "Latino" accent.

The incident is currently under investigation. Police request anyone with information on the identity of the suspect call the Watch Commander at 805-781-7313.