Early Morning Robbery At Service Station

LA MESA -- La Mesa police are looking for a robbery suspect who struck early this morning at a gas station on the city's west side.

Police said that at about 4:30 a.m., the clerk from the Arco AM/PM located at 3775 Massachusetts Avenue called the La Mesa Police to report that he had been robbed at gun-point.
The suspect entered the store and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. The victim gave the suspect cash from the register and the suspect was last seen fleeing from the business through the front door. The clerk was not injured during the robbery. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as: Black male in his 30s approximately 5’ 10” wearing a red jacket. The suspect was also wearing a ski mask to conceal his face. The weapon was described as a light colored black semi-automatic handgun.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.
You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

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