Detectives hope that by releasing security camera footage, someone will recognize the man and report him.
This is the second time in two days that a meeting for a sale turned into a robbery, according to Long Beach police.
When the male victim met with the expected buyer, the buyer pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, police said.
The suspects, wearing dark clothing, held up the store using a short-barreled shot gun and a knife shortly before 2:30 a.m.
A manager at a Downtown juice shop chased an armed robbery suspect after catching him taking cash from a register Sunday afternoon.
The two separate robberies happened a few days apart at Target and Home Depot stores in Signal Hill, police said.
Darrell Tatum, of Long Beach, was charged on Monday with six felony counts of robbery and six firearm enhancements, according to police.
Police said the robber has held up six different businesses, including a pet store, wireless store and restaurants.
The former football player was set to be University of Oregon’s wide receiver when he was arrested for armed robbery in Norwalk.
Long Beach police today were searching for five men who carried out a dramatic armed robbery at a taco restaurant, putting guns to the heads of employees and making off with several hundred dollars in cash.