Man sought in 'Groundhog' robbery series

SAN DIEGO - A suspected robber who apparently keeps the same routine is behind what San Diego police are calling the "Groundhog" robbery series.

According to police, the man has robbed the same ARCO gas station on Del Sol Boulevard in Otay Mesa five times.

In the first three robberies, police said the man threatened the clerk with a kitchen knife.

The suspected robber is described as Hispanic, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build. He has black hair or a shaved head, brown eyes, crooked teeth and thin mustache.

The ground hog label refers to the movie "Groundhog Day," where Bill Murray's character wakes up to the same day over and over again.


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