LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police are searching for an armed robber suspected of holding up at least six businesses while wearing a white paper mask.

Investigators say the half-dozen crimes have occurred since Nov. 7 at restaurants and other establishments in the Highland Park and Eagle Rock neighborhoods.

In each robbery, officials say, the man has entered the business wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and a white paper mask with holes for the eyes, nose and mouth — similar to masks used in cosmetic facials. He flashed a small revolver and demanded money before fleeing in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle.

The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that police describe him as a Latino man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-5 and 200 pounds.

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