Soma Liquor and Cigar Store Robbery Suspect Sought

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Commercial Robbery:Suspect Pictures Attached to Release, Surveillance Video Available Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

May 2, 2013

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a commercial robbery.

Detectives said on March 28, 2013, at approximately 1:49 p.m., an unknown male suspect walked into Soma Liquor & Cigar located at 12798 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd. in San Diego. The suspect walked up to the clerk near the register, threatened the clerk with a gun and demanded cash. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled the scene on foot.

Surveillance cameras captured several pictures of the suspect.

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Video can also be viewed at:

Soma Liquor 211 YouTube Video

Soma Liquor 211 avi file

Suspect Description: Black male, late teens to early 20’s, 5’9”-6’ tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored beanie with a white stripe around it, black jacket with a zipper and hood, black shirt under the jacket, blue jean pants, and dark colored high-top sneakers.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

• Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Kevin Mayer at (619) 531-2675. • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.