All-night taco shop & 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

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SAN DIEGO — A Hillcrest-area taco shop and a 7-Eleven store in Golden Hill were robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning.

The first of the apparently unrelated holdups occurred at La Posta De Acapulco’s on Third Avenue near West Washington Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. A gunman demanded cash from an employee at the 24-hour eatery and fled, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.

Police said the gunman was in his 20s and about 5 feet 3, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue jacket, a black beanie and had a black scarf over his face.

About 15 minutes later, a gun-wielding man robbed 7-Eleven store on Broadway near 24th Street and ran off with an undisclosed amount, Cali said. A description of the second suspect was not immediately available.