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La Palma gas station robbery suspect at large

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a 76 gas station on La Palma Avenue and Walker Street in La Palma on Monday, May 6, 2013.

May 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities in La Palma are hoping the public can help them find a brazen robber caught on tape robbing a gas station.

The holdup occurred inside a 76 gas station located on La Palma Avenue and Walker Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

According to police, the suspect walked into the gas station with a weapon and ordered the gas station clerk to quickly open the cash register. Once the man did as he was ordered, the suspect fled with about $500 in cash.

Surveillance video shows the suspect ordering the gas station employee to the floor before fleeing the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was last seen wearing dark colored pants, a jacket, black and white shoes and a baseball cap with a red bill and logo on the front.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or robbery was urged to contact La Palma police at (714) 690-3370.