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Armed man dressed like a clown robs 7-Eleven

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A gunman in a clown mask and rainbow wig held up a 7-Eleven in Linda Vista early Wednesday, and police believed the same suspect was responsible for robbing a gas station in Bay Park a week ago.

In Wednesday morning's robbery, the suspect pulled a gun on a clerk at the convenience store at 6615 Linda Vista Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. and demanded cash, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

He escaped with an undisclosed amount, Delimitros said.

A witness reported seeing a dark-colored, late-model SUV speeding away from the store shortly after the robbery, but it's unclear if it was involved.

Police described the robber as a thin Hispanic man, about 5 feet 7, with "rainbow-colored hair" and a clown mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, a suspect with a similar description -- including the mask and rainbow hair -- robbed the USA Gas Station at 2505 Morena Blvd., Delimitros said.

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