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Armed man robs Mountain View Home Depot of $20

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 11:47:58-05
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man armed with a pistol robbed an employee of a Mountain View home-improvement store of $20 today.
The thief, who was wearing a black trench coat, confronted an employee, demanded cash and displayed a 9 mm handgun at the Home Depot in the 300 block of Marketplace Avenue about 4:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.
After the victim handed over $20, the bandit left the business and fled on foot into a nearby canyon, Officer John Buttle said.
Police searched the area by ground and aboard a patrol helicopter for the robber, who remained at large as of 6:30 p.m., Buttle said.