Author: PIO Margo Rohrbacher
Date: September 11, 2012 3:59 PM

Assistance Needed to ID Armed Robbery Suspect

San Rafael, CA – September 11, 2012.  The San Rafael Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying the man who robbed a downtown gas station last week.

On Tuesday, August 28th, shortly after 9:00 p.m. a masked gunman entered the Shell Gas Station at Second and Fourth Streets. The suspect displayed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. He took the money and fled on foot, last seen walking east on Fourth Street.

The suspect is a black male, unknown age, about 5’7” with a slender to medium build.  He was wearing a red Echo brand hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark jeans, and black and white shoes.  He had a grey ski mask partially covering his face and was wearing black and white gloves.

A video compilation of the crime can be viewed at, or you may view it directly below. The suspect’s voice can be heard on the video and investigators are hopeful that someone will be able to identify him by his voice or physical appearance. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corporal Todd Berringer at 415.485.3017 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).  This phone number accommodates all languages.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tips can also be made online through Silent Witness at


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Last Modified: September 11, 2012 4:15 EDT (by Holm)