Masked Man Robs Market at Gunpoint

SONOMA CO. —  A masked man armed with a handgun robbed a market in unincorporated Sonoma County on Friday night, sheriff’s deputies said.

At about 10:55 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Stony Point Market in the 3200 block of Stony Point Road near Butler Avenue, just outside of Santa Rosa.

A man entered the market and confronted a clerk with a semi-automatic handgun, deputies said.

The armed suspect ordered the clerk to give him all the cash out of the register. The clerk removed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and gave it to the suspect, according to deputies.

Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that the armed suspect fled from the market on foot in an unknown direction.

Deputies searched the neighborhood around the market with the assistance of a K-9 unit, but the suspect was not located, deputies said.

The suspect was described as a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He had a cloth mask covering his face at the time of the robbery, sheriff’s deputies said.

The robbery remains under investigation and anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 565-2650.

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