2 Verizon Stores Robbed at Gunpoint in One Night


National City Police Department responded to an armed robbery at a Verizon store Saturday evening.

Verizon store employees said one man walked into the store located at 3142 E. Plaza Blvd. He threatened the two employees with a weapon and stole $1,200 cash around 6 p.m.

No one was injured in the robbery. The suspect was described as in his 20s, wearing a black mask, navy blue hoodie and gray jeans.

He did not steal any phones, the employees said.

"We are working with our partners countywide since there have been some other incidents similar to this," NCPD Police Sergeant Paul Hernandez said. "We're not sure if it's related."

Most recently, there was a robbery at a cell phone store on Sweetwater Road, he said.

Elsewhere, a Verizon store in Mira Mesa was robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Saturday, San Diego Police Department said. The suspect took money from the register and went to the back of the store with the employee.

The suspect ran out of the store, located at 10754 Westview Parkway, in an unknown direction. He was described as wearing black clothing and a dark bandana over his face, police said.

The monetary loss was unknown.

Police have not commented on any relationship between the two robberies.

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