Police seek armed man who robbed El Pueblo Market in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE (BCN) — Police are seeking a man who allegedly robbed a Watsonville store at gunpoint Sunday evening, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery alarm at El Pueblo Market at 100 Union St., according to police.

When officers arrived they spoke with store employees and learned the suspect had entered the store and brandished a semi-automatic firearm. The suspect then demanded money from the cash register before fleeing, police said.

Police described the suspect as being around 25 years old and wearing all black clothing with a dark mask covering his face.

Officers searched the area for suspect but were unable to locate him, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Watsonville Police Department’s Investigation Bureau at (831) 768-3352 or the crime tip line at (831) 728-3544.

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