Robber pulls gun on gas station clerk, takes off with cash

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SAN DIEGO —¬†An armed man escaped with cash after a robbery early Saturday morning at a gas station/mini-mart in the Shelltown neighborhood, a police officer said.

The suspect walked into a Shell gas station on Division Street a little after 4 a.m., pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the cashier and demanded money, said Officer Steve Bourasa of the San Diego Police Department.

The cashier gave the gunman the cash drawer from the register and the suspect fled the store westbound on foot, Bourasa said.

The suspect, who police said spoke only Spanish, was described as a thin, 6-foot Latino man, approximately 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black bandana, a black hoodie, with a blue vest and black pants, he said.

Investigators weren’t immediately sure how much money the man took.

San Diego police asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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