Authorities sought the public’s help Tuesday to identify a man who robbed a Redondo Beach business with an assault rifle.

Officers were called just after 12:50 p.m. Sunday to the area of 2300 Artesia Blvd., near Perry Park, on reports of the robbery. They learned from a victim at the scene that the suspect entered the business “carrying an assault rifle-type firearm” and demanded money, according to Sgt. Mark Valdivia of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

“The victim was able to flee the location and immediately notified (police) about the incident,” Valdivia said. “Officers arrived on scene and immediately contained the business.”

SWAT units were called to the scene and conducted a search of the building’s interior, but determined that the suspect had fled the area before police arrived.

No injuries were reported in the robbery. Police did not release what, if anything, was stolen from the store.

The suspect was described as a man about 6-feet tall. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie, black pants and white shoes, and he has a mustache.

Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to contact the RBPD at 310-379-2477. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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