A composite of the suspect wanted in the Stanton home-invasion robbery of a grandmother was released on Friday by authorities in an attempt to nab the man.
The suspect may have committed five other home robberies in Orange County over the past two months or so, a sheriff's spokesman said on Thursday.
The man entered a home in the 7300 block of Cerritos Avenue through a garage door apparently left open and pointed a chrome-plated handgun at the head of a 58-year-old woman, grabbed her by the hair and pushed her into a rear bedroom, said Jim Amormino of the Sheriff's Department.
The man stole money, jewelry and a television, Amormino said.
The woman's son and grandson were in the home at the time, he said.
The woman had gone to the garage to get a towel for her son and grandson, who were taking a shower and did not hear the confrontation.
She was confronted in a hallway after re-entering the home, Amormino said.
The suspect may be the same man who has carried out five other similar robberies in surrounding cities in the past two months or so, Amormino said.
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He is black, about 6 feet and 200 pounds, and in his 20s, Amormino said.