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Armed Man Robs Store, Steals Clerk's Watch

"The suspect also demanded the clerk's wristwatch," a sheriff's sergeant said. "The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and the watch."

Surveillance images show the robbery suspect.  Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Surveillance images show the robbery suspect. Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A search was underway Thursday for a man who held up a store just north of Lake Elsinore, stealing money, cigarettes -- and the checkout clerk's wristwatch.

It happened about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at a convenience store in the 23000 block of Temescal Canyon Road, just off Interstate 15, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. Todd Pauling said a man walked into the store and asked for a pack of cigarettes, but when it came time to pay, instead of reaching for his wallet, the suspect pulled up his shirt and showed the clerk a black handgun tucked inside his waistband, then demanded money.

"The suspect also demanded the clerk's wristwatch," Pauling said. "The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and the watch."

According to the sergeant, the man fled in an older model green four- door Honda.

He was described as Hispanic, in his early to mid-30s, about 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, with a light mustache. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black cap and dark gray sweat pants.

Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3354.


—City News Service.

Alek J Hidell March 07, 2014 at 09:01 AM
LOL steals some clerk's Casio.. aye aye aye, pobrecito...! next time empty a clip into that Honda as it leaves---we private citizens are not encumbered by the same rules as the po-po....
DB March 07, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Guy looks like a Roberto to me!
TRF1968 March 07, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Another worthless POS...
Lepimpster March 07, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Oh ya this guy is screwed. Someone will ID him. Just a matter of time.
Average American March 07, 2014 at 01:54 PM
No doubt someone will ID him from the pic and they will lock up this punk. Lepimpster,Lol

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