California police hunt for armed robbery suspect caught on camera

The suspect allegedly robbed a Redondo Beach, California business and is considered armed and dangerous, police said

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Police in a coastal Los Angeles-area suburb are looking for an armed robbery suspect captured on camera holding a firearm while trying to rob a local business over the holiday weekend.

The July 3 robbery occurred just before 1 p.m., the Redondo Beach Police Department said. 

The suspect entered the unidentified business with the rifle and demanded money, authorities said. A victim fled the scene and contacted police, they said.

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A robbery suspect being sought is seen carrying a rifle during a July 3 theft inside a Redondo Beach, California business, police said. 

A robbery suspect being sought is seen carrying a rifle during a July 3 theft inside a Redondo Beach, California business, police said.  (Redondo Beach Police Department)

SWAT officers also responded to the area and searched the business. The suspect had fled by then, police said. 

An image of the suspect shows a Black male carrying an "assault rifle-type firearm," police said. 

He is considered armed and dangerous, police said. 

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