‘Chunky Bandit’ threatens store clerk with knife

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SAN DIEGO — Police were on the lookout Sunday for the “Chunky Bandit: who held up a cell phone store near Normal Heights at knife point.

The suspect pulled the 8-inch knife on an employee at the Boost Mobile store on El Cajon Boulevard, just east of Interstate 805, shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday and demanded money, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

He ran from the store with an undisclosed amount, jumped a fence and headed toward the freeway, according to the officer.

Police described the suspect as white or Hispanic, around 5 feet 8 inches, 185 pounds and “chunky.” He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black bandana, black plants and gloves.

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