Armed robbers hit 5 San Diego convenience stores overnight

Cops investigating whether they're all linked
Posted at 4:53 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 11:49:27-04

SAN DIEGO - Police are investigating a series of armed robberies overnight at convenience stores throughout San Diego Monday morning.

The first robbery occurred Sunday around 10:55 p.m. when two men robbed a Shell gas station on Torrey Pines Road. Less than an hour later, suspects matching the description of the men who robbed the Shell gas station used a handgun to rob yet another Shell station but this time in Linda Vista. They took cash, snacks and cigarettes and fled in a car.

A series of three robberies followed in the early morning hours of Monday:

  • Monday 1:00 a.m.: 7-Eleven at 103 West Worthington St. in Spring Valley
  • 3:17 a.m.: Shell station at 330 Washington St. in San Diego
  • 3:45 a.m.: 7-Eleven at 7607 Broadway in Lemon Grove

10News reporter Mimi Elkalla reported that at least two of the robberies seem to be connected based on suspect descriptions. Deputies are working to find out if the rest are linked. One San Diego police officer described the men as "possibly Hispanic," and wearing all black.

No one was injured in this series of robberies.