A San Diego Police cruiser at a crime scene. Photo credit: Courtesy, SDPD

Police located a man armed with a handgun who allegedly robbed a Bay Terraces recycling center Monday, authorities said.

The thief grabbed an employee outside the business in the 3000 block of Alta View Drive shortly before 11 a.m., pulled him inside and demanded money, according to the San Diego Police Department.

After the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled on foot, SDPD Officer Sarah Foster said.

Police detained the possible suspect nearby for questioning, Foster said.

City News Service