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Armed Robbery Suspect Evades Police Early Wednesday Morning

The 7-Eleven store on Pleasant Hill Rd. was robbed at gunpoint around 1 a.m., but despite a search that included police dogs and a helicopter, the suspect avoided capture.

Despite a search that included Pleasant Hill and Martinez police, police dogs and a helicopter, an armed robbery suspect evaded police early Wednesday morning after robbing a 7-Eleven store on Pleasant Hill Rd.

According to a Sgt. Gary Brown of the Pleasant Hill Police Department, a man of undetermined race, about 5’ 6”, tall with a medium to heavy build and wearing a black jacket and a white pull-over hood walked into the 7-Eleven at 2396 Pleasant Hill Rd. around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, pointed a black revolver at the clerk and demanded money.

After the clerk handed over the money, the suspect ran south on Pleasant Hill Rd. The clerk followed him, Brown said, and saw the suspect run into an apartment complex on the 2300 block.

Police from Pleasant Hill and Martinez responded, cordoning off the area and using police dogs to help find the suspect. A helicopter from the Highway Patrol was also called in to help with the search, but the suspect evaded police.

Any witnesses to the incident are being asked to call Pleasant Hill police at (925) 288-4360.

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