A thief sporting a five-o'clock shadow and claiming to have a concealed pistol robbed the Baskin Robbins shop on La Mesa Boulevard shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to police.
The same shop was robbed by two men in late October 2010, when only employees were present, and no one was injured.
In Monday’s incidident, a thin, roughly 6-foot man who appeared to be in his mid-30s to early 40s approached a clerk at the ice-cream store in the 8800 block of La Mesa Boulevard, said he had a gun and demanded cash, police said.
The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money on foot to the south along Jackson Drive.
The victim, who saw no weapon during the crime, told detectives the thief was unshaven and wearing blue jeans, a tan hooded sweatshirt with some type of lettering on it, a dark-colored baseball cap and black sunglasses.
The investigation in continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400.
You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
City News Service contributed to this report.