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Petaluma police looking for suspected cellphone robber

A knife-waving robber stole a cellphone from an eastside Petaluma phone store, according to Petaluma police Tuesday afternoon.

The noon robbery occurred at the Verizon Wireless Store on North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma Sgt. Ed Crosby said in a news release.

The man walked into the store at 12:15 p.m. picked up a cellphone on display and headed for the door, Crosby said.

When a store worker started to follow the man, the robber allegedly brandished a knife.

Police say the man was 20-30 years and wore a black baseball hat, black sunglasses, black long-sleeved shirt with a white logo and blue jeans.

Detectives released a photo of the man taken from store surveillance video. Crosby asked anyone with information to contact Officer Paul Accornero at 778-4597.

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