Alleged Robber Caught on Camera at Chevron Gas Station in Santa Ana

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Authorities were asking for the public’s help on Friday in identifying and locating a man suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at a Santa Ana gas station.

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An alleged robber was caught on surveillance video at a Chevron gas station in Santa Ana on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The robbery, which was caught on camera, occurred Thursday night at the Chevron gas station in the 2100 block of McFadden Avenue (map), according to the family that has run the business for about 37 years.

The man walked into the gas station and talked with the store clerk, surveillance video showed. He walked out, and a few minutes later he walked back in, flashed a gun and demanded money, the clerk said. The worker handed over the cash, and the alleged robber left, according to the gas station owner.

“It’s hard because you lose $600. You don’t make that in a whole day’s profit on your gas, so it impacts you,” owner Cynthia Domoslai said. “But fortunately this just doesn’t happen to us that often, so hopefully in the future we don’t get hit again.”

Anyone with information about the suspected robber was asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

KTLA’s Juan Flores contributed to this report.