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Police seek help in finding Kearny Mesa coffee shop robber

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police are seeking public help in identifying the robber who smashed his way into a coffee shop after closing and fired several shots in the direction of the owner as she counted the day's receipts.

The owner was not hurt in the attack, which occurred at Cafe Venti, 4681 Convoy St., around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

Following the initial shooting, the gunman took cash from a register, then fired a round into the air as he fled out the rear of the coffee shop, police said.

He entered the shop by kicking in a glass front door, police said.

Police described the shooter as an Asian man, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds. He wore a pair of dark-framed prescription eyeglasses, a black Chicago White Sox baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt, white knee length shorts with a plaid pattern and black tennis shoes.

He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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