Santa Rosa market robber eludes officers

Authorities on Tuesday were searching for an armed man who robbed a south Santa Rosa market.

The robbery was reported just before 4 p.m. at the Stony Point Market on Butler Avenue near Stony Point Road, Sonoma County sheriff's officials said.

The suspect was described as wearing a red sweatshirt with white writing, a black mask and white gloves and was carrying a black backpack, according to dispatch reports.

The man reportedly brandished a high-caliber long-barreled chrome revolver.

He was last seen running south on Stony Point Road near Todd Road. Deputies flooded the area but the suspect escaped.

During the search, a patrol car apparently crashed into another car, the CHP reported.

No more details were immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 565-2650.

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