South San Francisco police are investigating the strong-arm robbery of a box filled with cartons of cigarettes at a gas station in the city Thursday. The robbery occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when a male suspect entered a store at a gas station in the 700 block of El Camino Real, according to police. The suspect asked for a cigar, then went around the counter, police said. The female clerk tried to push the man away, but he pushed her back and picked up the box of cigarettes, according to police. Another suspect entered the store at that point, and both fled in a vehicle that was parked near the station. The suspects were last seen traveling on Orange Avenue, police said. The suspect who grabbed the box is described as a black man who is about 19 or 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, clean-shaven, with short hair, and was wearing all black clothing, according to police. The second suspect is a black man who was about 5 feet 3 inches tall, police said. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored, older-model Honda with a partial license plate of “6HK579.”
Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to contact Officer Voetsch at (650) 877-8900.
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