2 South Bay convenience stores robbed at gunpoint

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Police are investigating whether two convenience stores in the South Bay may have been robbed overnight by the same masked gunman.

An armed man wearing a black ski mask, black jacket and black pants robbed a 7-Eleven on Palomar Street in Chula Vista around 1:30 a.m., authorities said.

About 30 minutes later, an ARCO was robbed on Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach by a suspect matching the same description. He took cash from the register and an employee’s cell phone.

The robber ran away and may have fled the scene in a white Nissan Armada, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.

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