San Diego police issued an unusual alert Wednesday, telling officers to be on the lookout for a man wearing a clown mask and rainbow-colored wig.
A man wearing those two things robbed a Bay Park gas station clerk at gunpoint just after midnight, police said.
The clerk inside the USA Gas Station on Morena Boulevard was standing in one of the aisles when the man came in holding a gun and demanding cash.
The employee then handed him some money and the man took off on foot.
Along with the clown mask and wig, investigators say the man was wearing a black hoodie and jeans.
Officers are not revealing how much cash was taken but one gas station employee told NBC 7 the amount couldn’t be very high because the store has a limited amount of cash in the register on the overnight shift.
The clerk also told NBC 7 this isn't the first time this place has been robbed, but it has been a couple years and it may be the first time a suspect was wearing something like a clown mask with rainbow-colored hair.