San Diego Police

An adult book store in Kearny Mesa was robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning, but undercover detectives working in the area were waiting for the suspect and arrested him.

The detectives saw the armed suspect, who was wearing a mask and a hooded jacket, walk into Mercury Books at 7535 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. about 8:45 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said.

The robbery was called in while detectives waited nearby for the suspect to leave the business, Lasher said.

They confronted the suspect in what they determined was a safe location, and arrested him, Lasher said. His name was not immediately available.

Lasher said cash and a handgun were recovered.

–City News Service