Police arrest man who held up Chollas View Walgreens wearing a gorilla mask

CHOLLAS VIEW (KUSI) – A Chollas View Walgreens Pharmacy was held up by a man wearing a gorilla mask as a disguise Tuesday evening, but the suspect was arrested shortly after the incident, a police officer said Wednesday. 

The alleged robber passed a demand note to an employee at the store, located on Euclid Ave. near Guymon St., and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, San Diego police officer Dino Delimitros said. 

Officers responding to the robbery located the 32-year-old suspect nearby and detained him. He was arrested after being identified by a witness and the loss was recovered, according to Delimitros. 

The suspect’s name was not immediately available. 

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