Police Searching for Armed Suspect Who Robbed Macy's

A robber armed with a pistol stole merchandise from a department store at Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall in Carlsbad Wednesday morning.

The thief, who appeared to be in his 20s or early 30s, confronted a clerk at the Macy's store in the 2500 block of El Camino Real shortly after 9 a.m., displayed the gun and ordered the victim to put some jeans into a bag, police spokeswoman Jodee Sasway said.

He then walked out of the business and fled into the shopping center. The employee described the bandit as a Latino wearing wearing a torn black-and-white flannel shirt and a black baseball cap with the bill pointing backward, Sasway said.

Patrol officers fanned out through the mall and surrounding area in search of the robber.

Police have concluded the mall and area search, and will proceed with the active investigation.

If anyone has information on the suspect, please call the police at 760-931-2197.

For holiday shopping safety tips, please go to www.facebook.com/CarlsbadPoliceDepartment.

–City News Service and the Carlsbad Police Dept. contributed to this report
Tony Andre December 11, 2013 at 06:32 PM
At least no one was hurt.
SA December 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM
If we were still allowed to open carry this crime would be limited or even cease… I can only blame Democrats for taking away our protection…
John Smith December 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
We should have a massive open carry public protest where we pack our loaded weapons openly and force police to arrest us. We need to fight for our rights.


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