Helicopter search fails to locate robbery suspect

REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery early Thursday morning.    The robbery  happened just after midnight near Butte and Continental Streets in Redding.

Police said the victim, 50-year-old Raymond MacDonald, was walking when he was approached by a man who pulled a gun and demanded money.

The suspect took his wallet and cell phone and ran off.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-30's wearing a black hoodie with a blue shirt, dark pants and Converse shoes.

Redding Police officers and a CHP helicopter searched the area but the suspect was not located.

If you have information call Redding Police at (530) 225-4200.

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