Gunman Robs Arco, Threatens Clerk

LA MESA -- Just after Midnight Monday night La Mesa police responded to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at the Arco Station located at 3775 Massachusetts Avenue.

A man armed with a large caliber semi-automatic handgun walked into the Arco Station to rob the store. The suspect confronted the clerks in the cooler where they had been stocking the shelves. The suspect grabbed one of the clerks by the collar and pushed him towards the cashiers counter. The suspect demanded that the clerk open the register and give him the money. The clerk opened the register and handed the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect made the clerk get down on the floor and threatened to shoot him if he got up. The suspect then fled the store on foot and was last seen walking east on Waite Drive.

Suspect: A black male, 23-29 years old, 5’7”, 160-170 pounds, with a stocky build. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, gloves and a black bandana across his face. He was armed with a black large caliber semi-automatic handgun.

If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or 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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