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* Fairfield Police Searching for Man Who Tried to Rob Wingstop

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Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Wingstop chicken restaurant in Fairfield with a shotgun Thursday. The suspect entered the Buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in the 1600 block of Gateway Boulevard just after midnight Thursday, Lt. Greg Hurlbut said. When he pointed a shotgun at the employees and demanded cash, restaurant employees wrestled with the suspect and managed to disarm him, Hurlbut said.

The employees removed a mask the suspect was wearing and made the suspect sit on a bench inside the store, Hurlbut said. They allowed the suspect to leave the store, however, because they were concerned he might have additional weapons, Hurlbut said. The suspect obliged and was last seen heading south through the shopping center. Police searched the area but did not find him, Hurlbut said. The suspect is a black man with short black curly hair, approximately 25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and 150 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black gloves and was carrying a red backpack with gray trim, Hurlbut said. Hurlbut said police do not advocate struggling with armed suspects unless it is absolutely to save lives. “Being a good witness for police by noting significant details of  the crime and the suspect are much more valuable than becoming the victim of a tragic shooting,” Hurlbut said. “The employee of Wingstop was fortunate in not being injured and we thank the employees for their description of the suspect, which was provided in a timely manner,” Hurlbut said.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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