Law enforcement are still on the lookout for the suspect

ATASCADERO — Atascadero Law Enforcement responded to an armed robbery call from a Home Depot employee advising a clerk had been a victim of an armed robbery on Saturday afternoon.

Suspect Vehicle

On Aug. 6, Atascadero Police Department (APD) received the 911 call at approximately 3:55 p.m.

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On arrival, APD units contacted the employee and learned that the suspect walked into the nursery wearing a grey neck “gator” that covered his entire face. Later, the suspect walked up to the nursery check-out stand and placed a power tool on the counter, and demanded the clerk give him all of the money out of the cash drawer. 

The suspect then lifted up his shirt, and the clerk saw the handle of the black pistol in his waistband. The suspect again demanded money from the register to which the clerk said she could not open it until the transaction for the tool was completed. The suspect then picked up the box and walked out of the store. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5’9” tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey-colored gator covering his face, a tan-colored hat, a black shirt with a star on the back, and a grey-colored long sleeve shirt underneath with a black wrist watch on his left wrist. He was last seen getting into a dark green older model Honda Civic and leaving the area. 

This incident is under investigation by the Atascadero Police Department. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.