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Armed Man Robbed Mountain View Chevron Station Twice: SDPD

San Diego police are asking the public for help identifying a man who robbed the same Mountain View gas station twice in five months.

The first incident happened in early June when the man entered the store on the 2500 block of National Avenue at around 4 a.m. and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the register.

He returned to the gas station five months later on Nov. 3, at around the same time, and again pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. In both cases, he stole cash and several packs of cigarettes.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the store on foot headed north, according to SDPD.

Surveillance cameras positioned above the register recorded the man as he cleaned out the register and threw the cigarettes in a bag.

He is described as 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 170 or 180 pounds. SDPD said he had a light complexion with acne on his face.

In the latest robbery, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white plaid-colored long sleeve shirt, and a black baseball cap and had a blue bandana covering his face.

He wore blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt in the first robbery, SDPD said.

Anyone with information can call SDPD's Robbery unit at (619) 531-2299 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers online or at (888) 580-8477.

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