Can you help ID Poway market robbery suspects?

The public’s help is being sought in identifying two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a Poway market Nov. 1.

Suspect #1 armed with a shotgun.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Old Poway Market, located at 14047 Midland Road in Old Poway Village, was robbed by two unknown suspects. One of the suspects was armed with a shotgun. As he entered the store he racked a round in the shotgun and ordered two employees to lie on the floor.

The second suspect, who was not armed, went behind the counter and retrieved a blue deposit bag containing approximately $3,000 in cash and personal checks. The subjects then exited the market and fled in a dark vehicle northbound on Midland Road.

Suspect #1 is described as a white male between 20-25 years old. He is approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray and green striped hoodie, a red scarf covering his nose and mouth, and black tennis shoes with white soles. He was carrying what appeared to be a black pump-action shotgun.

Suspect #2 is described as a white adult (unsure if male or female) between 18-25 years of age, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds. The suspect was wearing a blue digital camouflage sweatshirt with the hood over his/her head, a white cloth over his/her nose and mouth, black gloves and blue jeans.

A video surveillance camera captured images of the suspects and their vehicle.

Suspect #2, gender unknown.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

Information can also be given to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department by calling 858-565-5555.

Suspects' vehicle

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2 Comments for “Can you help ID Poway market robbery suspects?”

  1. Local1

    These losers have to be locals. That market is way off the beaten path.

    • Local2

      They are totally going to get caught. Those sweatshirts are of a rather unique design. Either they already had them and previously wore them around people that will recognize them and turn them in, or the the SO will investiage where they are sold and who recently bought them. I wouldn't be surprised if they get caught on Wal*Mart video buying the sweathsirts an hour before the robbery, paying with their debit card!

      But $3k is a bit much to have on hand and not in a time-locksafe. I doubt that market has more than $2k revenue daily. Inside job?

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