BREAKING: Armed gunman holds up Benicia business
Benicia police said an armed robber entered a Southampton business Thursday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured in the holdup at Check Into Cash, 806 Southampton Road, police said.
The lone suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the business around 4:48 p.m. and approached two female clerks and demanded money, police said.
Given cash, the suspect then reportedly fled the area on foot before police were notified. Benicia officers and detectives responded to the reported robbery but were unable to locate the suspect, according to a news release.
Police reported that witnesses described the suspect as a black male, between 18-25 years old, of medium height and with a thin build.
Police said detectives are following possible leads in the case. Those with information may call Benicia police at 707-745-3411.