Surveillance video shows moments before armed robbery, shooting

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities shared surveillance video Thursday in hopes it could help them track down the armed robber who shot a man in Hillcrest last month after he refused to hand over a bag.

The robbery happened about 12:25 a.m. on June 25 near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to San Diego police.

While the 31-year-old victim was talking on his cell phone, a man came up from behind him and demanded a small fanny pack he was carrying, police said. The victim refused and the suspect shot him in the leg, took the fanny pack and ran northbound on Sixth.

The thief may have also fled in a dark-colored vehicle similar to a Toyota Corolla.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life- threatening injuries, police said.

The video shows a man striding toward the apparent victim with a gun raised in his hand. The shooting happens off camera, but then the man can be seen running away in the direction he came with the gun still in one hand and the pack in the other.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the identity of the suspect was urged to call SDPD at 619-692-4834 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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