Authorities were searching Monday for an armed robber who held up a Vista gas station and escaped in silver SUV.
It happened shortly before 10:10 p.m. Sunday at the Mobil gas station at 710 Sycamore Avenue, just south of Shadowridge Drive, San Diego County Sheriff‘s Sgt. Terry Phillips said.
A man walked into the store wearing a surgical mask, then pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded the cash register and lottery tickets, Phillips said.
The clerk complied and the thief fled with the cash register — containing roughly $350 — and lottery tickets, the sergeant said. He was last seen driving westbound on Shadowridge Drive in a vehicle, described only as a silver SUV.
No injuries were reported.
The thief was described as a 5-foot-10 white man with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a button-down shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots.
— City News Service
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