Police are looking for a man who claimed to have an explosive device in an attempted robbery at a San Bruno jewelry store on Thursday afternoon, a police sergeant said. Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in the 600 block of San Mateo Avenue shortly after 3:35 p.m., Sgt. Ryan Johansen said. The store clerk told arriving officers that the suspect entered the store and claimed to have an explosive device, Johansen said.
The suspect threatened to detonate the device unless he was given jewelry, he said. The clerk told the suspect that police were on their way to the scene and he fled the store north on Masson Avenue, according to Johansen.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned male in his 20s and standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a normal build and thin, dark-colored mustache. Police are releasing a photo of the suspect captured on the store’s surveillance camera and asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
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