Police Investigating Culver City Minimart Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery

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CULVER CITY (CNS) - A cashier at a minimart in Culver City was robbed at gunpoint, and authorities today sought the public's help to solve the crime.

The robbery occurred about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 4200 block of Overland Avenue, the Culver City Police Department reported.

The clerk told officers that the gunman ``walked in and approached the cash register while pointing a handgun at him,'' police said.

``The suspect opened the cash register and removed all the money and placed it in his pocket,'' a police statement said. ``The suspect ran out towards Braddock Drive and out of sight.'' About $500 was taken, police said.

The suspect, who wore gloves and a face mask, was described as Hispanic and about 20-25 years of age. He wore a Washington Nationals hat with ``Diablos'' embroidered on the side, a gray long-sleeve shirt, dark pants and black-and-white Nike shoes.

Investigators believe the suspect is responsible for other similar robberies in the Southern California area. Anyone with any information on the case was urged to call police at 310-253-6316.

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