Suspect tries to rob Bay Park gas station for second time in days, police say

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 13:12:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The man believed to be involved in a Bay Park gas station robbery this week returned Saturday to try and pull off the same stunt, police said.

A man matching the suspect description after a robbery at the ARCO at 1550 Morena Boulevard Wednesday entered the gas station just before 8 a.m. Saturday, San Diego Police said.

The man drew a gun on the clerk and demanded money but before the clerk could comply, a customer entered the store.

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Police said the man panicked and fled the scene.

In Wednesday's robbery, the man fled with an unknown amount of money.

The man is described as a Hispanic or Asian male in his 50s, short to thin build, wearing prescription glasses, and has a mustache. He was seen Saturday wearing a dark-colored hoodie.

Police gave a similar description after Wednesday's robbery and said they believe this suspect, "is the same suspect who committed the previous robbery."

SDPD robbery detectives are investigating both incidents.

ARCO in Clairemont robbed 10 minutes away

About 10 minutes away from the Bay Park attempted robbery, another ARCO gas station was reportedly robbed Saturday in Clairemont, according to police.

A man entered the gas station at 6130 Balboa Avenue just after 5 a.m. He pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

The suspect was given money from the cash register and he fled, though it wasn't clear which direction he headed.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his 30s, about 5-feet 10-inches and possibly with a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and glasses.

Police said they are not investigating the Clairemont robbery in connection with the incidents at the Bay Park ARCO gas station.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD robbery detectives at 619-531-2000.