Clown-Masked Robber Holds Up San Bernardino Gas Station at Gunpoint

A robber wearing a clown mask held up a San Bernardino, California, gas station at gunpoint Monday, and police say that business may not have been his first target of the night.

About 10 p.m., surveillance cameras captured the man disguised as a clown robbing the Arco on Inland Center Driver with a semi-automatic handgun, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The man then fled in a silver-colored Jeep – police didn't say what he took from the store.

Police say he's believed to be responsible for an attempted robbery earlier in the evening on E Street.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the robber. He's described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gray shoes.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 909-384-5665.

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