LA MESA (CNS) - La Mesa police Thursday were on the lookout for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint.
The robbery at 4253 Palm Ave. occurred about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, La Mesa police said in a statement.
One of the men waved a black semi-automatic pistol at a clerk and demanded cash from a register, the statement said.
After the clerk complied, both men ran away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The clerk was unharmed.
Police described the robbers as black, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 5 and heavy set. The gunman wore a black long-sleeved hoodie, was unshaven and had a medium length Afro, police said. His accomplice had short hair and wore a dark sweater with blue jeans.
Anyone with information on the robbery was urged to call La Mesa police at (618) 667-1400, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
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