Man with bag over head robs gas station at gunpoint

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A man wearing a felt bag over his head robbed a North County gas station at gunpoint Tuesday, police said.

The robbery happened at a Chevron on Rancho Parkway in Escondido just before 4 a.m. The man was armed with a pistol, which he pointed at the clerk and demanded cash, officers said. He then ran off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police did not have a detailed description of the robber, saying only that he was heavyset and wearing the bag. Investigators were reviewing surveillance video from the incident.

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