Sheriff’s deputies were looking for an armed man who robbed a business in Isla Vista on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Embarcadero del Mar, according to Raquel Zick, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

The business involved reportedly was the Buddha Bowls restaurant.

The robber was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans, Zick said.

“The suspect was armed and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register of the business, and was last seen running towards Del Playa (Drive),” Zick said. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the sheriff’s anonymous tip line at 805.681.4171, or leave an anonymous tip on the department’s website at:

The investigation was ongoing, Zick said.

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