70-year-old man robs La Mesa gas station

LA MESA (CNS) – A man believed to be about 70-years-old robbed a La Mesa gas station early Friday, police said.

The man used his hand to simulated having a gun in his jacket pocket as he held up the Arco gas station at 9600 Murray Drive about 3:40 a.m., according to La Mesa police.

He was last seen running out of the store, through the parking lot, with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

In addition to being about 70-years-old, the man was described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds, with short gray hair and a gray mustache. He wore a black baseball cap with the letters, “USA” on the front and a tan jacket, police said.

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