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SDSO Searches for Two Suspects Wanted in Connection With Commercial Armed Robbery

San Diego County Sheriff's officials (SDSO) are looking for two men wanted in connection with a commercial armed robbery in Encinitas. 

The robbery happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when two men entered a Shell gas station,  located at 865 Orpheus Avenue, deputies said. 

The clerk had just stepped away from the register when the suspects made their moves. 

The first suspect ran behind the counter and grabbed the register, filled with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The second suspect, armed with a shotgun, pointed it at the clerk as he was walking out of the stockroom.

Both suspects left the gas station and fled. 

The first suspect is described as a man in his 30s about 6 feet 1 inch tall and approximately 200 pounds. He has short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black bandana, tan jacket, black jeans and black Converse shoes. 

The second suspect is described as a man in his 30s about 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 190 pounds with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, tan khaki pants and white Converse shoes. The shotgun he was holding either had a red handle or red bandana wrapped around the handle. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff's Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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