A robber with a semi-automatic handgun held up the Ralphs Grocery Store on Seal Beach Boulevard Saturday night.
Police are looking for the public’s help in catching the robber, who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the Seal Beach Police Department, a store employee called 9-1-1 from a cell phone while the robbery was still in progress at about 10:25 p.m. Saturday night.
Police arrived within two minutes, but the robber had escaped. Authorities continued to search for the man, using a helicopter and police dogs around the shopping center and the nearby Old Ranch County Club.
The suspect is described as being white or Hispanic, in his early 20s, 5’3 with a thin build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark hoodie jacket and dark jeans. His weapon was a black semi-automatic handgun. No one was injured in the robbery, and police have not yet released surveillance video from the store.
Anyone with any information on this suspect or this incident is asked to contact Seal Beach Police Detective Gary Krogman at 562-799-4100 ext. 1108.