Gunman in Skull Mask Sought Following La Verne Gas Station Robbery

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Police are seeking the man pictured in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at a La Verne gas station on May 29, 2019. (Credit: La Verne Police Department)
Police are seeking the man pictured in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at a La Verne gas station on May 29, 2019. (Credit: La Verne Police Department)

A man clad in a skull mask carried out an armed robbery at a La Verne gas station on Wednesday, police said.

The crime unfolded about 1 a.m. at a Shell station at 2510 Foothill Blvd., just east of White Avenue, the La Verne Police Department said in a written statement.

The  robber wore a skull mask as he entered the store, police said.

“He pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from a green shopping bag and ordered the employee to open the cash register,” according to the statement. “The employee removed approximately $100 from the register and placed it in the bag.”

Police are seeking the man pictured in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at a La Verne gas station on May 29, 2019. (Credit: La Verne Police Department)
Police are seeking the man pictured in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at a La Verne gas station on May 29, 2019. (Credit: La Verne Police Department)

Police said the robber was last seen running north from the gas station. No getaway car was seen.

The gunman was described as  man between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 165 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with yellow lettering on the front, blue jogging pants, dark tennis shoe and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information is urged ton contact La Verne police Detective Matthew Hadan at 909-596-1913, ext. 2937, or email mhadan@lvpd.org. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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