CARLSBAD, Calif. — A robber put a pistol to the head of a clerk at Macy’s Wednesday while stealing jeans from the department store at Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall in Carlsbad.
The thief, who appeared to be in his 20s or early 30s, confronted the clerk at the Macy’s in the 2500 block of El Camino Real shortly after 9 a.m., police said. The man pointed the gun at the clerk’s head and ordered her to put some jeans into a bag. He then walked out of the store and fled into the shopping center.
The employee described the gunman was wearing a torn black-and-white flannel shirt and a black baseball cap with the bill pointing backward, police said.
Patrol officers fanned out through the mall and surrounding area in search of the robber. As of 11:30 a.m., they did not have a suspect in custody.