Arco gas station in La Mesa robbed at gunpoint

LA MESA, Calif. - La Mesa police said they were on the lookout for a man who robbed an Arco gas station at gunpoint Monday night.

The robbery at 3775 Massachusetts Ave. occurred about 6:30 p.m. , according to La Mesa police.

The gunman pointed his weapon at a cashier and demanded money, then fled on foot to the east on Waite Drive, police said in a statement. The exact loss was not disclosed.

Police described the robber as black and around 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a purple sweatshirt with a hood, a white T-shirt and gray sweatpants, police said.

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