Auburn police are searching for a suspect who robbed a gas station and convenience store this evening.
Officers responded at 7:02 p.m. to Auburn Food and Gas, the Beacon gas station at 1110 High St. The clerk reported that he had been robbed of cash by a man who was armed with a handgun, according to a Police Department news release. The suspect reportedly left on foot, heading southbound on High Street.
Auburn officers, assisted by Placer County sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol air unit, checked the area but were unable to locate any suspects.
Police said the robbery was captured on video surveillance equipment at the store and was reviewed by officers at the scene. The suspect was described as an adult, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a forest green "hoodie" sweatshirt, similar to Placer High School's green color, and faded baggie blue jeans. He also wore blue, possibly latex, gloves and had a dark-colored mask covering his face.
The man brandished a chrome revolver that he carried in his front waistband and demanded cash from the clerk, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect's identity, or who finds any discarded items that may have been used in the robbery, is asked to call Detective Dave Neher with the Auburn Police Department's investigations unit at (530) 823-4237, ext. 263.