SPRING VALLEY (CNS) - Sheriff's detectives Friday sought two men suspected of holding up a Spring Valley 7-Eleven and its customer, then robbing another convenience store in National City, authorities said.
The two suspects, who were wearing gloves and covered their faces, pulled pistols on the clerk and customers at the 7-Eleven on Grand Avenue near Jamacha Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's Sgt. Carlos Medina said.
The robbers took an undisclosed amount from the cash registers and a customer's watch before fleeing southbound on Grand Avenue in a tan Lincoln Navigator, Medina said.
Suspects matching the Spring Valley robbers' description later held up another convenience store in National City, Medina said.
Early Friday, San Diego police officers found the Navigator abandoned in an alley off Gamma Street in the Southcrest neighborhood, and determined it had been stolen previously, Medina said.
Anyone with information on the robberies was asked to call the sheriff's department at (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.