The Ridgecrest Police Department is looking for a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night at the Knights of Columbus on West Ridgecrest Boulevard.

According to police reports, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from the Ridgecrest Police Department were dispatched to the Knights of Columbus regarding an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers were told the Knights of Columbus had hosted a Bingo event earlier in the evening. After the event concluded witnesses said that a male suspect wearing a mask to conceal his identity and armed with a pistol entered the building. The suspect made his way to where the money was kept and gabbed the money from the victim. The suspect then fled from the scene on foot.

KCSO deputies responded to assist and officers from RPD quickly established a perimeter. The RPD K-9 officer was deployed to search for the suspect but was unsuccessful. RPD Detectives responded to the scene and continue to investigate this incident.

The suspect was described as possibly Caucasian or Hispanic, male, medium complexion, medium build, approximately 5 feet 9 inches, wearing a black long sleeve hooded shirt and blue jean pants.