Police search for gunman in Home Depot robbery attempt

SAN DIEGO – San Diego police looked for an armed man who allegedly stole a $20 pair of gloves from a Home Depot, showed security a gun when approached and ran off Wednesday.

The robbery was reported at the Home Depot at 355 Marketplace Avenue in the Mountain View-area around 4:30 p.m., SDPD said.

When loss prevention officers reportedly approached the man in the parking lot about the theft, they told police he then pulled out what appeared to be a 9mm gun, which prompted them to return to the store and call authorities.

The gunman was last seen running into a drainage ditch and nearby riverbed.

Police were seen looking for him near an apartment complex on Nogal and 47th streets in the Lincoln Park neighborhood – not far from Home Depot.

About two hours after the robbery was reported, police left the Home Depot apartment complex without making an arrest.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a black coat, black pants and black beanie hat.