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Liquor-store gunman on the loose

December 28, 2010

Glendale police are searching for an armed gunman who made off with a large amount of cash Sunday night after robbing a Glendale Avenue liquor store Sunday night, officials said.

The gunman entered the Best Liquor Meat & Deli about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and demanded cash from the store's clerk, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Police K-9 dogs and a helicopter were brought in to search the area around the store, but they didn't find him, he said.

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Lorenz said the gunman likely broke through the police perimeter.

The gunman was described as 5 foot 10 inches tall with a thin build. He carried a black bag and wore a gray-hooded sweatshirt with black pants, bandana and shoes.

His weapon was described as a black semi-automatic handgun, Lorenz said.

Anyone with details about the robbery is asked to call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers' tip line at (800) 222-TIPS.

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