San Diego police were looking into four identical armed robberies that occurred within a one-hour period, the most recent of which occurred Sunday morning and involved suspects with similar descriptions.
The first incident happened at 10:53 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of B street, involving four male youths aged 15 to 17, who entered Golden Hill Liquor, according to San Diego police Officer John Buttle.
He stated that two were armed with firearms and two were not. The two armed men demanded that the employee open the register and seized cash and bottles of Hennessey Cognac. They fled in a dark-colored automobile.
“It used to be older people on drugs and stuff,” said Berenice, a lady who works nearby and knows the liquor store employees well. “Now you have these young kids that have no respect or care for anything in the world, and it’s sad to think that our youth are coming to that point.”
Buttle reported the second incident at 11:37 p.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of Mission Village Drive. Three male suspects entered the store, two of whom pointed pistols at the employee, and one of them seized cash from the register while the others stole liquor and other products. They took to the streets on foot.
At 11:55 p.m., the third happened. Buttle said it happened Saturday in the 8600 block of Aero Drive. One suspect brandished a weapon at the clerk and demanded money from the register, while the other two stole cigarettes and other items before leaving on foot.
He said the fourth occurred at 12:02 a.m. Sunday in the 8800 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. The assailant approached the counter with a weapon and demanded cash from the register. This time, the three fled in a dark-colored vehicle westbound on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.
According to authorities, the suspects used face masks for the third robbery. One was carrying a revolver and dressed in a black jacket with red sleeves, a red sweatshirt, and green or gray slacks. Another wore a black hoodie or brown sweater, black or gray slacks, and gray shoes and carried a weapon. The third was dressed in a black hoodie, blue trousers, and black sneakers.
There were no injuries reported during any of the robberies.