Machete bandit raids Valinda gas station


VALINDA (CNS) –  A man wielding a machete robbed a clerk at a gas station in West Valinda Sunday and made off with cash and cigarettes.

The robbery took place about 2:45 p.m. at a USA Gasoline station at 14360 Francisquito Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department.

The robber demanded money from the clerk and made off with about $180 and some packs of cigarettes, sheriff’s Sgt. William Kitchin told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The robber was Latino in his 20s or 30s. He stood about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighed about 180 pounds and had tattoos on his legs, according to the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information on this robber was asked to call the sheriff’s Industry Station at (626) 330-3322. Tipsters also can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.


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