Authorities Wednesday circulated security images of the “Hoodie Bandit,” who is being sought for the armed robbery of a Compton convenience store, during which he uncovered his face while demanding money from employees.
The crime occurred about 1:20 p.m. July 21 at an am/pm store at an Arco gas station in the 2800 block of Alondra Boulevard, the sheriff’s department reported.
The suspect was described as black, in his late 20s, 6 feet tall and weighing 140 pounds. He had a beard, black hair, and black eyes. He was armed with a handgun.
“The suspect entered the store with customers inside brandished a weapon demanding money from the cash register,” a sheriff’s statement said.
“The cashiers did not understand what was being said because the suspect’s mouth was covered with his hoodie sweatshirt,” the statement said. “The suspect removed the hoodie from his mouth exposing his face and again brandishing the handgun demanded money stating, `I’ll put a bullet in your face.”’
The man obtained money from the register and drove off in a newer-model silver SUV, possibly an Infiniti or Audi with black rims.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (310) 605-6506, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.