Gas Station Attendant Chases Robber, Is Robbed Again
A service station attendant was robbed twice and a stationery store clerk once in armed robberies Monday in Fountain Valley, police said Tuesday.
In the first, at 1:30 p.m. Monday, a man carrying a steel pipe confronted an unidentified 19-year-old male attendant at an Exxon station on Harbor Boulevard and demanded cash and jewelry.
The attendant handed over his “gas money,” about $5 to $10 in cash, police spokesman Larry Griswald said, and then followed the robber’s car in his own car and forced the man to stop.
But the man got out of his car, struck the attendant in the face and took off with his watch and a total of $45 cash, Griswald said.
He said police were seeking a thin, 20-year-old, about 6 feet tall, with a tattoo on his left hand, wearing a white T-shirt and white pants and driving a ’63 gold Chevrolet Impala.
In the second incident, a man entered a stationery store in the 17000 block of Magnolia Street at 3:38 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded cash, Griswald said. The man put the money into a merchandise bag and walked out of the store.
That suspect was described as a man in his 30s, about 5-foot-6, 140 pounds, with short, black curly hair.