SAN JOSE -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hard-hatted, construction-garbed gunman who was caught on camera when he robbed a shoe store last month.

According to San Jose police, the man arrived at DSW shoes at 3530 Stevens Creek Blvd., near the San Tomas Expressway, around 7:20 p.m. April 25. He was described as white and between 30 and 50 years old, with a medium build and gray hair. He was dressed like a construction worker, with a bright yellow vest and white hard hat. One witness said he also wore a tool belt.

The man said he was a subcontractor and walked to the back office, asking for a manager. He then pulled out a handgun and demanded the manager open the safe. The manager complied and put an undisclosed amount of money into a bag for the robber, who fled in a white car believed to be a Toyota Prius.

Photos of the suspect can be seen at

Anyone who recognizes the man or has information about the case is asked to call the police robbery unit at 408-277-4166. Anonymous tips can be made to Silicon Valley CrimeStoppers at 408-947-7867 or visit and may be eligible for a reward.

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