Masked Gunman Robs Santa Barbara County Stores

Friday December 14, 2018

     Deputies are looking for a masked gunman who robbed two Santa Barbara County stories in less than a half hour Thursday night.

   They say the first holdup happened around 9:20 PM at Sandpiper Liquor in the 2200 block of Ortega Hill Road in Summerland.

   They say the suspect wearing a black ski mask and armed with a black handgun demanded money from the cashier and fled with several items from the store.

   Deputies say less than 30 minutes later, the same masked gunman robbed the City Market in the 5200 block of Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria of an undisclosed amount of cash.

   The suspect was described as a white male, with possibly blue eyes, about six feet tall and 180 pounds.

   No injuries reported.