A man armed with a shotgun held up a City Heights convenience store early Friday morning, then smashed out the window of his own getaway car after apparently locking his keys inside, authorities said. It happened around 4:40a.m. at the 7-Eleven on University Avenue.
Police say the man entered the convenience store, threatened the clerk with a shotgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Once in the parking lot, the bandit apparently smashed the driver's side window of his dark Nissan Sentra, because he had locked the keys in the car. He drove away on University Avenue.
He's described as a Hispanic man in his 20's with a heavy build, wearing a black hat and red and black sweater. Police say the man's physical appearance, clothing, weapon and car all matched the descriptions given Thursday of a man who robbed the Adult Depot on Pacific Highway in Mission Hills a little after 5:30 a.m. Detectives are investigating whether the heists on back-to-back days were connected. Anyone with information on either crime should call police.
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