Police eye man who robbed Ripon dry cleaner

Ripon police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed Del Rio Cleaners in the 1200 block of West Main Street Thursday morning.

The man reportedly walked into the store and demanded that an employee open a cash register. The employee reached for a phone, but the robber struck her with it in the face. The robber stole money from the cash register, police reported.

Police described the robber as a Hispanic man in his 30s, weighing about 180 pounds and standing about 5-feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, black jeans and a black cap, and might have been seen at Sunshine Donuts next door moments before the robbery

Police asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact Detective Anthony DeMarinis at 599-0254.