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Suspected Serial Robber Holds Up 7-Eleven: Walnut Creek Police

Walnut Creek police are looking for an armed robber who is suspected of stealing money from a 7-Eleven late Wednesday night and might be responsible for a series of other heists.

Sgt. Dave Rangel said the stocky masked man, armed with a silver handgun, robbed the convenience store at 301 N. Civic Drive about 11:30 p.m. He pulled out a silver handgun, Rangel said, and demanded money from the cashier before taking off. No getaway vehicle was seen and no injuries were reported.

Rangel said the man is believed to be responsible for recent robberies on Dec. 21 in San Leandro at a Valero gas station and dry cleaning business, on Dec. 30 in Walnut Creek at a Valero gas station, and in Redwood City. San Leandro police actually suspect him of five armed robberies in their city.

He is of an unknown age, standing 5-foot-6, with a stocky build. He wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and black mask.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Jeha at (925) 256-3518.

NBC Bay Area's Shawn Murphy contributed to this report.

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