SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Police believe a single suspect may be to blame for a series of armed robberies at fast food restaurants, including three hold-ups Sunday morning and at least two Sunday night.
The Sacramento Police Department said a male black adult, about 6 feet tall with a stocky build and long, wavy hair, robbed a Burger King on Freeport Boulevard, a Del Taco on K Street and a Jack in the Box on Florin Road after 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
Authorities received reports of another robbery just after 9:14 p.m. Sunday at a Del Taco at 2525 Watt Avenue, and yet another hold-up after a McDonald’s may have been robbed a short time later.
The same suspect is believed to be responsible for a Saturday morning robbery on Stockton Boulevard, a Thursday morning robbery near 26th Street and Broadway, and a Wednesday morning robbery at the same Burger King that was hit Sunday morning.
Investigators believe other unsolved robberies were also carried out by the same suspect; if so, it would bring his total up to 10.
“At this point it seems to be one person, the description is similar and it’s a similar method,” said Sacramento police Lt. Eric Poerio.
In most of the incidents, the suspect walked into the restaurant wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun, demanding cash from the businesses’ safes.
Police believe the suspect is using a vehicle to flee the scene, but are not sure if he has an accomplice.
No injuries have been reported thus far.
Police say the suspect appears to be husky and wears his hair in dreadlocks. He has also been seen wearing a blue jacket in some of the robberies.