Detectives searching for armed robbery suspect


Encinitas detectives are searching for a man who robbed the Chevron gas station, located at 540 La Costa Avenue in Encinitas, according to a Sheriff’s press release.

At 3:54 a.m. on Feb. 18, a Hispanic man with black pants, a blue flannel hooded jacket, black gloves and a blue bandana over his face entered the gas station.

Once inside, the man showed the clerk a small black handgun. The clerk gave him about $50. The suspect ran toward Interstate 5 and the clerk called 911. Deputies from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station, along with Carlsbad Police, searched the area, but did not find the suspect. A Sheriff’s K-9 tracked the suspect from the gas station to I-5, but the track was lost.

Encinitas detectives are handling the follow-up investigation.