Police seeking man in armed robbery

Claremont Police are searching for a man involved in an armed robbery at the Chevron Gas Station located at 699 E. Foothill Blvd. At around 10:52 p.m. a male Hispanic wearing a black beanie and black knit gloves entered the Chevron convenience store, pulled a semi-automatic handgun out of his gray sweatshirt and pointed the weapon at the clerk. After forcing the cashier to hand over an estimated $500 in cash, the man ordered the victim at gunpoint to lie on the ground as he retreated from the store. Surveillance shows the man fled westbound on foot. Police are currently reviewing surveillance footage, and an investigation is being conducted.

The man is described as being in his late 30s to early 40s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, approximately 180 pounds, salt and pepper facial stubble with a connecting black moustache and goatee, according to Detective Robert Ewing. Anyone with information should contact the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.

—Beth Hartnett


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