Hayashi Farms stand in Oceano robbed by armed man on bike

mfountain@thetribunenews.comFebruary 25, 2014 

Francisco Ventura picks berries to put in a cardboard flat at Hayashi Farms in Oceano.

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A man brandishing a firearm robbed the Hayashi Farms Vegetable Stand in Oceano and escaped on a bicycle.

He remains at large.

According to San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Cipolla, at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, a man on a bicycle rode up to the stand on the 2800 block of Cienaga Street. After waiting for customers to leave, he showed the cashier a gun in the waistband of his pants. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and the merchant’s cell phone.

He did not point the gun at the employee, Cipolla said.

The robber is described as Hispanic, approximately 25 to 35 years old, wearing a red flannel shirt, red cap and black pants and riding a black bicycle at the time of the incident.

The investigation remains ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 549-7867 or the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550.

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