Gunman robs gas station wearing Spider-Man mask

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police gunLA MESA- A gunman wearing a Spider-Man mask attacked a customer while robbing a La Mesa gas station early today, police said. The robbery at the USA Gas Station in the 7900 block of University Avenue was reported at 1:24 a.m., according to La Mesa police.

The gunman walked into the business and told a customer to get down on the floor and then began kicking him, police said in a statement. It was unclear whether the customer suffered any serious injury.

The gunman then demanded cash from a clerk, who handed over about $300,
police said.

Police described the gunman as black, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 and stocky, wearing a red and blue Spider-Man mask, a gray T-shirt with white text on the front, and dark jeans. He fled n a bicycle, carrying a black semi-automatic pistol, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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