A bandit with a shotgun held up a City Heights convenience store early Friday, then smashed out the window of his own getaway car possibly because his keys were locked inside, authorities said.
Based on the suspect's description, his gun and car, robbery detectives believe the gunman may be the same man who stole cash and pornographic magazines from an adult book store about 24 hours earlier.
The latest heist occurred around 4:40 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on University Avenue just east of Interstate 15 in City Heights, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said.
The suspect 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, four-door Nissan Sentra, Martinez said.
10News reported that the robber may have locked his keys in the car.
He was described as a Latino, in his 20s, 6 feet tall, heavyset, with long hair. He wore a dark baseball cap and a red and black sweater.
His 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., Martinez said. Robbery detectives were investigating whether the heists on back-to-back days were connected.