BEL AIR—A local convenience store in Bel Air was robbed at gun point almost two months ago, and the Los Angeles Police department is still looking for the suspect. The store employee remains shaken by the incident.
One employee spoke with Canyon News on the condition of anonymity. “We all are a bit still shaken up about it. We’ve had added security since the incident, but it’s frightening. This isn’t the part of town this sort of thing happens, you know,” said the employee.
On March 19, a black male walked into a Union 76 gas at about 11:30 p.m. The clerk was confronted and asked for money. After the suspect took the money from the cash register, he demanded that the employee open another cash box, and then struck the clerk in the back of his head with his handgun.
The suspect wanted the clerk to open the store’s safe, but the employee did not have the combination. Consequently, the suspect left the store, but not before stealing four boxes of cigars. The clerk, in addition to being emotionally shaken, also suffered minor injuries.
Police describe the gunman as an African American male with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with the Raiders logo on the front, a black jacket, dark blue pants, dark shoes and he was clean shaven.
If you have any information on the robbery, the authorities ask you to call the LAPD at 310-444-1520 or 877-LAPD-24-7.