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Man robs 7-Eleven in Glendale at gunpoint

June 04, 2012

A masked gunman made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up a 7-Eleven in Glendale early Monday morning.

An employee was cleaning behind the counter about 3:50 a.m. inside the store in the 800 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard when he heard the front door open, according to Glendale Police Department reports.

The robber then popped up from below the counter, pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded cash, police said.

After the employee handed over the money, the robber fled the scene, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The exact amount of cash stolen was not available, but police said it was less than $100.

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He was last seen on Highland Avenue, police said.

In the last 30 days, 12 robberies have been reported in Glendale, according the Police Department’s crime reporting database.

The employee described the robber as a black man, who was wearing a black jacket, pants and ski mask.

Anyone with details about the robbery may call the department’s robbery detectives at (818) 548-3987. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- 8477.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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