El Cerrito gas station robbed

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A gas station in the El Cerrito neighborhood was robbed of cash and lottery tickets early Friday.

The suspect walked up at an employee at the Arco station at 5401 University Ave. at about 3:15 a.m. and demanded the lights be turned off, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

After the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money, the robber grabbed some lottery tickets and ran south on 54th Street, Heims said. Some witnesses said the suspect may have gotten into a black car.

The suspect was described as 5 feet 9 with a medium build and had a blue or black hooded sweatshirt pulled over his or her face. Heims said witnesses could not tell if the robber was a man or a woman.

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