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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Posted: 11:36 AM, Dec 27, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-27 19:36:23Z

Police today were seeking an armed robber who held up a gas station/convenience store Saturday night.

The robbery occurred about 9 p.m. at the Arco AM/PM station at 2717 Lemon Grove Ave., Sheriff's Sgt. Patrick McEvoy said.

"Sheriff's deputies from the Lemon Grove Sub-Station responded to a robbery at the Arco," McEvoy said. "The armed suspect had fled with an undisclosed sum of money in a vehicle prior to deputies arriving."

The suspect was identified as a white man in his 40s with short black hair, medium height and a thin build. Police said he was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. Witnesses described the vehicle the suspect
fled in as a white sedan, possibly a Buick. The vehicle was last seen northbound on Lemon Grove Avenue headed toward State Route 94.

There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Callers may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.