Sunday, November 29 , 2015, 8:43 am | Fair 49º

Gunman Flees With Cash From Convenience Store

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Santa Maria police were searching for a gunman who robbed a convenience store Friday night on the city’s Westside.

The suspect entered the store in the 1200 block of Blosser Road with a gun at about 8:30 p.m., and demanded money from the employees, Sgt. Steve Lopez said.

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled in an older-model vehicle that was parked nearby, Lopez said.

The suspect was described at black, approximately 5-foot-10, weighing about 190 pounds.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation was continuing, Lopez said.

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