Buellton, Calif. – Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a liquor store in the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags tonight. Deputies responded to the 911 call at 5:51 p.m., established a perimeter and requested assistance from Sheriff’s K9 Units and County Air Support as they searched the area. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was last seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat, Columbia brand hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts, fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival and was last seen northbound on foot behind the business.
Residents were asked to shelter in place as K9 Units searched the area on ground with the Air Support Unit overhead. After an exhaustive search, deputies lifted the shelter in place. This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805)681-4100. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or online at .