Late Monday night, an employee at gas station mini mart called Palmdale Station to inform them they had just been robbed.
The victims relayed to detectives that a black male wearing a ski mask, grey hooded sweatshirt and grey shorts entered the empty location and produced a silver handgun. The suspect approached a clerk behind the register and began demanding that she open the register and empty the contents into the backpack he provided.
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The clerk complied with the suspect’s orders, then was forcibly led by the suspect outside the store and into the store’s stock room. The suspect then forced the clerk, along with an additional employee who was inside the stock room, onto the floor and demanded they turn over their wallets.
The suspect led the store clerk back into the public area of the gas station where he rummaged through the register a second time before fleeing the location on foot.
The suspect is described as being between 20 and 30 years of age, 6 feet in height and weighing 200 pounds. He is described as being muscular and during the time of the robbery was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweat shorts with black stripes.
If anyone has any information on the identity of this suspect, please contact Detective Hoyt at 661-272-2473.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.