Man Armed with Rifle Robs Big Lots Store

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:03 PM PDT
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Man Armed with Rifle Robs Big Lots Store

A man armed with a gun robbed a Big Lots store in Vista Wednesday night, authorities said.

According to deputies, the armed robbery happened around 8:40 p.m. in the 1800 block of Vista Way.

Deputies said a suspect armed with a rifle robbed the store and fled the area on foot, possibly walking through a laundromat next door during his escape.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male.

No injuries were reported.

Deputies searched the area for the suspect immediately following the robbery, but have yet to locate him.

Check back for updates.

Ed. Note: An earlier version of this article said the suspect robbed a liquor store. Authorities have since corrected their original statement, saying the man robbed a Big Lots store in Vista.

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