Two men entered the cellphone store on University Avenue, between 43rd Street and Fairmount Avenue, around 7:45 p.m. Monday, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.
One of the men had a gun and ordered the occupants of the store — three employees and one customer — into a back room while the second man took an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones from a safe, Buttle said.
The thieves then fled the store and got into a black Dodge sedan driven by a third suspect, the officer said.
No injuries were reported.
A short time later, officers pulled over a black vehicle with a similar description near the intersection of Camino Del Rio North and Fairmount Avenue, he said. Three people from that vehicle were detained, but later released after a curbside lineup was conducted.
No detailed descriptions of the suspects were immediately available.
Robbery detectives were investigating the heist.
–City News Service