Man arrested for allegedly robbing a gas station in Carmel Valley

By City News Service

A 35-year-old man was arrested after allegedly robbing a clerk at a gas station in the Carmel Valley area Feb. 27.

The robbery took place about 7:50 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Shell station at 3060 Carmel Valley Road, said San Diego Police Department Officer David Stafford.

According to Stafford, the suspect walked into the gas station, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then took the cash and fled eastbound driving a black Dodge Ram.

A description of the suspect — about 35 years old, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, heavy set, wearing a black jacket and black pants — and his getaway car were broadcast to police. Officers then spotted the suspect in the area of Shoal Creek and Ted Williams Parkway, Stafford said.

The man was taken into custody without incident and was to be booked on a charge of armed commercial robbery, according to Stafford. No one was injured in the robbery.