A man wearing a Halloween mask of a bloody clown face threatened a clerk with a handgun and pepper spray while robbing a 7-Eleven in La Mesa Thursday.
The robbery at 5746 Amaya Drive was reported at 4:33 a.m., according to the La Mesa Police Department.
The robber took a small amount of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing on foot, La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said.
He carried a handgun and pepper spray, both of which he pointed at a clerk while ordering the victim to open a cash register and get on the ground, the lieutenant said.
Police described the robber as a slender, roughly 5-foot-8 white man in his early to mid-30s, last seen wearing the Halloween mask, blue sweatshirt and blue jeans.
This case is still being investigated and anyone with further information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400.
You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line at 888-580-TIPS or visit www.sdcrimestoppers.com. You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.
–City News Service contributed to this report.