Police are seeking a robber who hled up the Smart & Final store on Venice Boulevard, after surveillance video was recently discovered showing the image of a man who used a handgun and an object resembling an explosive device to hold up the store.
The robbery occurred at 8:40 p.m. on March 16 at the Smart & Final store in the 10100 block of Venice Blvd., near Hughes Avenue and the border with Culver City.
The suspect used the handgun and facsimile explosive device to intimidate two store employees, forcing one of them to open a safe. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled from the store.
Detectives found the surveillance camera and images in it during their investigation.
The suspect was described as in his 50s, 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet
tall, and 180 to 200 pounds.