Man wearing ‘Scream’ mask robs AutoZone with sledgehammer

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SAN DIEGO -- A masked man armed with a sledgehammer robbed an auto parts store in Mira Mesa, Monday night.

The suspect walked up to an employee outside of the AutoZone on Mira Mesa Boulevard near Black Mountain Road around 11:15 p.m. Monday, and the two went inside the store.

The robber pretended to have a gun and demanded cash from two other workers, according to a San Diego Police officer. He fled with an undisclosed amount.

Police said the suspect was wearing a black mask that was similar to one used in the movie “Scream,'' a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

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