Man Sought in Armed Robbery at Ventura Grocery Store: Police

A Google Maps image shows the Asian American Market in Ventura.

A Google Maps image shows the Asian American Market in Ventura.

Investigators on Tuesday asked for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a grocery store in Ventura at gunpoint.

An employee at the Asian American Market on 1007 E. Santa Clara St. called 911 around 6 p.m. to report the incident, Ventura police said.

According to the agency, a man in his 20s entered the store and brandished a handgun at the worker and demanded money.

The employee ran to the back to hide, and the man proceeded to grab the cash register and fled, the Police Department said. The agency did not disclose how much cash was taken.

The perpetrator was last spotted running north on Laurel Street, police said. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants and a black mask.

No injuries were reported.

Possible witnesses to the incident or anyone with other information can call the detectives at 805-339-4488.

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