Police Release Image of Man Who Simulated Having a Handgun to Rob 7-Eleven in Bell Gardens

An image of a man wanted for imitating a handgun to rob a 7-11 on May 22, 2018, in Bell Gardens was released by the Bell Gardens Police Department.

An image of a man wanted for imitating a handgun to rob a 7-11 on May 22, 2018, in Bell Gardens was released by the Bell Gardens Police Department.

A man is wanted for robbing a Bell Gardens 7-Eleven while pretending to have a handgun, authorities said on Tuesday.

The robbery occurred at 9:21 p.m. May 22 at the 7-Eleven at 7625 Eastern Ave., according to the Bell Gardens Police Department, which released an image of the man on Tuesday.

He simulated the firearm during the robbery and then fled on foot, getting away with $300, authorities said.

Authorities described the man as being possibly Hispanic, about 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a muscular build and a “large extended nose.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bell Gardens Police Department Detective D. Leuschen at 562-843-4031 or dleuschen@bgpd.org.