San Leandro police Friday afternoon released surveillance video and descriptions of two men who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Wednesday night. The robbers entered the Quik Stop store, 1001 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. In-store surveillance video shows one clerk and at least three customers, including a young girl, were in the store when the robbers walked in. Thirty seconds after the customers walked out of video-surveillance range, one of the robbers, wearing a black knit cap, dark sunglasses and a long black coat, pointed a gun at the clerk and forced him to open the cash register. The second robber, wearing a black knit cap and black sweatshirt, then jumped onto the counter and grabbed money out of the register. The pair ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and have not been caught, police Lt. Pete Ballew said. The clerk was not hurt, and no shots were fired, he said. Police described the robbers as black males. The gunman is in his 20s or 30s, stands about 6 feet tall, and weighs about 220 to 260 pounds. The other man has a goatee, stands 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. Police are investigating whether the pair may also be suspects in a string of other recent robberies, Ballew said. “We’ve had four robberies in the area since Aug. 31,” Ballew said. “We’re hoping to identify [the robbers] to connect or eliminate them as suspects” in the other robberies, he said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you know the name of these men or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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