Suspect Wanted for Robbing Same Gas Station On Del Sol Blvd Five Times

Surveillance Picture of Suspect Attached to Release

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

July 24, 2013

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a commercial robbery.

Detectives said an unknown suspect has robbed the Arco Gas Station at 3724 Del Sol Blvd, San Diego, five times between the dates of November 21, 2012 and July 19, 2013.  Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., the suspect casually enters the store and approaches the sales counter.  In the first three cases, the suspect threatened the clerk with a kitchen knife.  In the last two cases, the suspect holds his left hand inside his hooded sweatshirt simulating a handgun.  The suspect has spoken in Spanish and English and has only robbed female clerks.  After each robbery, the suspect leaves on foot westbound towards the Del Sol Apartments at 3662 Del Sol Blvd.

Suspect Description: Hispanic male, 25-35 years old, 5’03” - 5’06” tall, medium build, black hair or occasionally shaved head, brown eyes, crooked teeth, thin mustache.

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Video surveillance can be seen at the following links:


Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Kevin Mayer at (619) 531-2675.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.