SPD seeks armed robbery suspect

The Susanville Police Department asks the public’s help identifying a man who used a handgun to rob a Burger King employee.

According to a statement from the SPD, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery of a Burger King employee in the restaurant’s parking lot about 12:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

The employee reported after walking out of the business into the parking lot, a man dressed in black with a black sweatshirt pulled over his head and wearing a black mask came out from behind the dumpster, pointed an unknown type of handgun at the employee and demanded personal property. The victim handed over a purse and set of keys.

The suspect was last seen running down Alexander Street towards Riverside Drive.

Officers with the assistance of deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office canvased the area but did not locate the suspect.

Investigators ask those who reside in the area to check their home surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify the suspect.