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Armed robbery with 'warning shot' at Shell Beach gas station

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Mar 07, 2022

An armed suspect robbed a Shell Beach gas station and fired a warning shot Sunday night.

Police received a call at about 8 p.m. on March 6, saying an armed robbery had occurred at the Shell Gas Station at 2699 Shell Beach Rd.

The suspect with a revolver took between $800 to $1,000 in cash from the cash register and fired a warning shot into the ceiling before leaving. No injuries were reported.

The alleged robber has been described as a heavyset white or Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s, wearing all dark clothes and a bandana. Officials say he has dark hair.

Police say they searched the area but have not located him.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone who has information about the robbery is urged to call the Pismo Beach Police Department Detectives Bureau at 805-773-2208.