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Police Seek Robbers of Check-cashing Store on San Pablo Ave.

Police are seeking two men who robbed a check-cashing business across from El Cerrito Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. The robbery at Advance America Check Cashing on San Pablo Avenue occurred at 1:10 p.m.

El Cerrito police released these surveillance video photos of two suspects in the robbery of Advance America Check Cashing on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito on Dec. 11, 2013.
El Cerrito police released these surveillance video photos of two suspects in the robbery of Advance America Check Cashing on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito on Dec. 11, 2013.
By Bay City News Service

Two men robbed a check cashing business in El Cerrito on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The robbery was reported at 1:10 p.m. at Advance America Check Cashing at 10003 San Pablo Ave. in El Cerrito, police said.

One suspect forced a teller behind the counter to open the register by threatening to shoot her, though she didn't see a gun, according to police.

The second suspect meanwhile took the cash from the register.

The two men took off into a '90s green Buick parked on Carlson Boulevard with a license plate number similar to 4C4345.

The first suspect was described as a black man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 195 pounds. He was wearing a white hard hat over a black beanie and green sunglasses as well as a black sweatshirt, black pants and a yellow reflective vest, according to police.

The second suspect is described as a short black man with a medium build who was wearing a black ski mask, a black jacket and a brown hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robbery has been asked to call El Cerrito police at (510) 215-4414.

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