El Cerrito Safeway Robbed at Gunpoint

By Bay City News
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 05:05:00 PM

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Safeway supermarket in El Cerrito at gunpoint Tuesday night, El Cerrito police Sgt. Peter Statton said today.  

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., a man entered the supermarket at 10636 San Pablo Ave. and attempted to take over the front of the store.  

There were about 30 customers and six employees in the store at the time. The gunman ordered some of them to get down on the floor and then took cash from two registers and fled, Statton said.  

Nobody was hurt in the robbery.  

The suspect was described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and was wearing a black beanie cap, a tan or brown embroidered jacket and pants with embroidery on the back, Statton said