Paso Robles robber preying on Payless Shoes
April 1, 2015
A Salinas man accused of having an obsession with robbing Payless Shoe stores is the suspect in Sunday evening’s robbery of the chain’s Paso Robles store.
Kelly Shawn Grimm, 40, allegedly robbed Payless Shoe Source stores in King City, Sand City and Salinas, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Grimm has thus far evaded capture
Paso Robles detectives say they spoke with detectives in Monterey County who confirmed the suspect’s description. Witnesses of Sunday’s robbery also identified Grimm as the suspect.
Grimm is described as a 6 foot 1 white male who weighs 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and is clean-shaven.
Grimm possibly drives a white 1997 Toyota Camry with the license plate number 5AJR595.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, Grimm allegedly entered the Payless store in the 100 block of Niblick Road and appeared to be shopping for a few minutes. He then approached the counter, lifted up his shirt to reveal a handgun and demanded cash.
Grimm fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He reportedly drove off in a white four-door sedan.