San Diego

Robber in Monkey Mask Sought in Armed Robbery

A man wearing a monkey mask and a pit bull T-shirt is wanted for robbing a motel clerk in San Ysidro Tuesday.

Surveillance video captured the robbery in the lobby of the Quality Inn on W. San Ysidro Boulevard.

Two men walked in at 11:25 p.m., one armed with a gun. In just seconds, the men left the lobby with cash and the wallets from two clerks. One of the suspects also grabbed a backpack belonging to one of the clerks.

Outside the motel, a light-colored 1998 to 2002 Toyota Corolla was waiting. The vehicle was last seen driving eastbound on W. San Ysidro Boulevard toward the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Now, San Diego Crimestoppers has released the surveillance video in the hopes someone recognizes the man involved.

If you think you may have information, you can call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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