Man Robbed 4 People in Ocean Beach in 3 Days: Police

San Diego police are searching for a suspect who robbed four people in the Ocean Beach area over a period of three days.

Police said the string of robberies happened from Sept. 19 to 21, when the suspect accosted strangers for items or money while armed with a gun.

The first robbery happened at 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 19 when a woman was sitting on a bench in the 2300 block of Famosa Boulevard. The suspect confronted her, demanding her property, police said.

The next morning at about 3, the suspect confronted a man riding a bicycle in the 1300 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. He pushed the victim off his bike while robbing him.

The next day at 1:50 a.m., a man was approached by three men in the park adjacent to 700 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. One of the men pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim while another man punched him, police said.

Then, just 15 minutes later in the 2100 block of Catalina Boulevard, two men were accosted by a man who pointed a gun at them, later taking off in a white Ford escort.

Police believe all these robberies are connected. The main suspect is described as Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, 160 to 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Investigators are offering a reward up to $1,000 for the main suspect’s arrest. Anyone with information should call San Diego police’s western division at 619-692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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