Bandit on bicycle sought in robbery series

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A gunman on a bicycle is suspected of robbing three people over a two-hour period Monday night.

robberyAll three holdups took place in the Fletcher Hills neighborhood on the western edge of El Cajon, investigators said.

The gunman robbed a man in front of a Wal-Mart store on Fletcher Parkway at about 10:13 p.m., according to El Cajon police. The robber struck again at 11:26 p.m., stealing a purse from a woman in front of a Vons supermarket at 2800 Fletcher Parkway.

The victims in both cases said the gunman  was dressed in dark clothing and riding a bicycle.

Police said San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a third robbery in the area that happened at about 9:23 p.m. The suspect in that case also used a gun and was riding a bicycle, they said.

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