Tire iron-wielding man steals two beers

March 20, 2009 11:59:33 AM PDT
A man in Santa Rosa threatened a convenience store clerk with a tire iron and stole two 40-ounce beers this morning when he found out he couldn't buy liquor after 2 a.m., according to police.

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Officers responded to a petty theft report at Fast Lane Gas & Food Mart on 50 W. College Ave. where multiple witnesses told police a customer became angry at about 2:45 a.m. when he was told he couldn't purchase alcohol and stole two large bottles of beer, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.

The mad customer fled in a minivan, according to police, described as a 1980s Chevrolet Astro or a GMC Safari.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic man with a moustache and goatee, around 22 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He reportedly has a tattoo of green barbed wire around his neck.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 543-3600.

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