Man in Spider-man mask robs La Mesa gas station: Police say similar robbery reported in El Cajon

Robbery reported in 7900 block of University Ave

LA MESA, Calif. - A gunman wearing a Spider-Man mask attacked a customer while robbing a La Mesa gas station early Friday, police said.

The robbery at the USA Gas Station in the 7900 block of University Avenue was reported at 1:24 a.m., according to La Mesa police.

The gunman walked into the business and told a customer to get down on the floor and then began kicking him, police said in a statement. It was unclear whether the customer suffered any serious injury.

The gunman then demanded cash from a clerk, who handed over about $300, police said.

Police described the gunman as black, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 and stocky, wearing a red and blue Spider-Man mask, a gray T-shirt with white text on the front, and dark jeans. He fled n a bicycle, carrying a black semi-automatic pistol, police said.

10News learned a similar robbery happened in El Cajon Thursday and police believe the same type of weapon was used in that incident.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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