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Police identify robbery suspect

The Grass Valley Police Department on Monday identified the man suspected of robbing a tanning salon at gunpoint Jan. 16.

Thomas Morrison, 32, should be considered armed and dangerous, police Capt. Greg Hart said.

Morrison is suspected of entering Maui Tans through a back door of the Freeman Lane business at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 16 and holding a gun to an employee’s head, Hart said.

After getting the money in the register from the employee, the suspect made the woman lie face down as he escaped, Hart said.

There were clients in the tanning salon, but no one aside from the employee witnessed the robbery.

The police department identified Morrison after sending a sketch artist’s drawing, along with other descriptions, to other state law enforcement agencies, Hart said. Several other agencies are investigating other cases in which Morrison is a suspect, he said.

“I don’t want to reveal information that would jeopardize their cases,” Hart said as the reason for not saying where Morrison is from.

Morrison, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 165 pounds, may be driving a 1986 Acura Legend.

“It’s important that the public knows who this guy is,” Hart said.

The suspect’s whereabouts are uncertain, however. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives Joe Matteoni or Clint Bates at 477-4600.

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