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Magic marker mustache bandit robs AutoZone at gunpoint

HESPERIA • Officials are on the lookout for a suspect who held up an AutoZone store at gunpoint while wearing facial hair drawn on with a black marker, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station.

Deputies were sent out to the automobile parts store at 15273 Bear Valley Road on Thursday night after it was reported that a black male adult around 30 to 35 years old entered the business with a black revolver and threatened to kill the employees at gunpoint before robbing the business, officials said Tuesday. The suspect then left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Susan Rose, spokesperson from the sheriff's Hesperia station.

The suspect was reported to be wearing dark clothing, standing around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. The most interesting characteristic noted about the suspect was that he appeared to have drawn facial hair onto his face by possibly using a black marker. Despite his comical appearance, the suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to Rose.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should contact the sheriff’s Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can use the WeTip hotline at (800) 782-2463 or visit

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