Apologetic Gunman Sought in Garden Grove Robbery

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A man posed as a customer before pulling a gun, apologizing to the clerk and robbing a Garden Grove frozen yogurt shop last month, police said.

Police are seeking the gunman pictured in this photo in connection with a yogurt shop robbery in Garden Grove on Sept. 27, 2019. (Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

Police are seeking the gunman pictured in this photo in connection with a yogurt shop robbery in Garden Grove on Sept. 27, 2019. (Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

The gunman remained at large Wednesday, but authorities released footage from a surveillance camera that caught a clear view of the robber in the crime, which took placeĀ  on Sept. 27 at Berry's on Top Yogurt, 12901 Harbor Boulevard, near Garden Grove Boulevard.

As the video shows, the robber posed as a customer. But once it was time to pay and the worker opened the cash register, the robber pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded cash.

"After he did the robbery, he told the clerk, 'I'm sorry for putting you this position,' and took the cash anyway and fled the store," Garden Grove Police Department Lt. Carl Whitney told KTLA.

Police described the robber as a Latino man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, with a mustache and goatee. He carried a semi-automatic handgun during the crime and was last seen fleeing the area on foot.

Anyone who recognizes the robber was urged to contact Garden Grove police at 714-741-5704.

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