LA MESA -- Another business has been hit by an armed robber.

Late Sunday night police say an armed robber entered the Union-76 gas station at 6085 Lake Murray Boulevard, flashed a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk obliged and the man -- described as a white male, 5-9 to 6' -- fled on foot. No vehicle was identified and no one was injured in the event.

Police said the man wore a black beanie with holes cut out for his eyes, a grey sweater with black and white horizontal stripes around the chest. He also wore a white, hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, blue jeans and a pair of gloves.

The robbery is one of several that have occurred in recent weeks, usually in locations not far from the I-8 and the 125 highways that police say makes it easier for thieves to enter and exit the area.

Police ask if you have any information on this case, please call La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400. You may also call Crime Stoppers' anonymously at (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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Tags: Armed Robbery, City of La Mesa, Crime, La Mesa News, La Mesa Police Department

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