Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at Shell Beach


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Pismo Beach police are looking for a man who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint Sunday night in Shell Beach, the department said in a news release.

Pismo Beach police officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. of an armed robbery at the gas station on Shell Beach Road and Spyglass Drive.

The suspect entered the store, brandished a gun at the store clerk and demanded money. The suspect fired a single shot at the ceiling and fled with an undetermined amount of cash before officers arrived on the scene. The suspect was not located after officers searched the area.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 30s to 40s, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in tall and weighing 220 to 240 lbs. He had black hair and all wore black clothes and a face covering. The investigation is ongoing and surveillance video footage is pending.

Pismo Beach Police are asking anyone with information to call the department’s detective office at (805) 773-2208.

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Chloe Jones is a forensic and crime reporter at the San Luis Obispo Tribune. She is originally from Phoenix, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree in investigative journalism from Arizona State University. When she’s not reporting, she loves exploring the outdoors and spoiling her two rescue dogs, Camilla and Bugsy Malone.

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