Gas Station Robberies May Be Tied: Cops

San Diego police are investigating if the Mission Gorge Road and Clairemont Mes Blvd robberies are connected

By Kelly McPherson and R. Stickney
|  Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:59 AM PDT
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Investigators talked to the clerks and examined surveillance video to figure out if the robberies may be related. Lt Paul Rorrison explains in this report from NBC 7's Kelly McPherson.

Investigators talked to the clerks and examined surveillance video to figure out if the robberies may be related. Lt Paul Rorrison explains in this report from NBC 7's Kelly McPherson.

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San Diego police are investigating two armed robberies which may connected.

Police say a man with a handgun walked into the AM/PM store on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. around 10 p.m. Sunday and took cash and merchandise from inside.

The suspect showed the gun to the clerk, but didn't use it...then ran away police said.

Just a few hours earlier the Arco station on Mission Gorge Road in Grantville was also robbed.

Officers said the same armed robbery suspect may have targeted both gas stations.

“At this point we have a description of a white male, with a beard, hoodie and a hat,” said Lt Paul Rorrison. “The descriptions are similar in both of those robberies but we're unsure if they're related at this time.”

Investigators talked to the clerks and examined surveillance video to figure out if the robberies may be related.

A third robbery---not linked to these two also happened late Sunday night at a gas station in North Park at 2400 block of University Ave.

The suspect also had a gun in this robbery and got away by running eastbound on University. 

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