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Semi-Automatic Handgun Used In La Palma Gas Station Robbery

Caption: Image of the suspect involved in La Palma gas station robbery this past Monday night.  (Source: La Palma Police Department).

Image of the suspect involved in La Palma gas station robbery this past Monday night. (Source: La Palma Police Department).

By Brian Hews

A popular gas station in La Palma was robbed at gun point on Monday night and law enforcement officials are asking the community for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons  involved.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was told that on Monday, May 6, at 9:30 p.m., police responded to LaPalma Express  (aka: 76 Gas Station) to investigate an armed robbery.

 

 

Witnesses interviews at the scene told investigators with the La Palma Police Department that a man armed with a handgun entered the business, located at 5482 La Palma and “confronted the store clerk.”

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing black clothing and a black bandana over his face, brandished a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.

Police officials tells LCCN that the suspect “concealed himself” behind the counter, possibly to avoid being seen from the outside of the mini market.

 

 

The suspect ordered the clerk to lie face down on floor just before fleeing the businesses with approximately $500 in cash.

The crime was captured on the store surveillance camera, and members of the media, including LCCN were provided a copy of the image.

Anyone with information of this incident is asked to contact the La Palma Police Department at (714) 690-3370.

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