Armed Robbery Attempt Reported at 76 Station

Man allegedly used what appeared to be a plastic gun to try and rob the gas station.

A man armed with what appeared to be a fake gun attempted to rob the on Grand Avenue early Thursday.

Police were called around 5:18 a.m. to the gas station, 954 South Grand Avenue, by the attendant who reported a man in a black hoodie and a black grocery bag over his head attempted to rob the station with a gun. No loss was reported, according to Lt. James DeMond.

The gun was described as a orange, green or yellow semi-automatic and appeared to be fake. The victim allegedly followed the suspect northbound on foot on Grand towards Mauna Loa about 10 minutes before police were notified.

Police scoured the area, but found no one matching the description.

In addition to the hoodie and plastic bag, the suspect was described as in his mid-30s to early 40s, 5 feet 6 inches, 140 pounds, skinny build, had a bald head and was clean shaven. He also reportedly wore blue jeans, black plastic sunglasses and spoke with a Hispanic accent.

Paul H. June 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Not that wearing "Hoodies" is a crime, but quite often "hoodies" are worn in the commission of a crime. It is a way of hiding one's face and can be an intimidating form of clothing. Now using an orange, green or yellow semi-automatic toy gun, now that's just stupid...
Paul H. June 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Just a note to the editor: The picture used in this story is the 76 Station on the corner of Glendora Ave. and Route 66, not the 76 station on Grand Ave. and Baseline St.
Hazel Lodevico-To'o (Editor) June 07, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Thanks Paul, we changed the photo.
Melinda June 09, 2012 at 07:44 AM
Ok hoodie and blk grocery bag on his head, and were able to tell he was bald?!? Interesting! And said there was a plastic bag so, what was it? Blk grocery bag or plastic bag??? As usual, sketchy reporting!!!
Paul H. June 09, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I believe it was a black grocery bag, also a black hoodie. I agree, how do we know he was bald? All I can say is I can't wait for the Government to ban all plastic bags...then we'll all be safe !!!


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