Suspects Wanted for Commercial Armed Robbery

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Shell gas station located in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego.   

On October 25, 2017, at 11:16 p.m., an unknown adult male suspect (S-1) approached the clerk at the Shell gas station located at 3861 Valley Centre Drive, in San Diego.  S-1 asked the clerk if he could use the restroom.  The clerk told S-1 he could.  S-1 later walked out of the restroom armed with a silver colored machete and was wearing a mask over his face.  S-1 demanded all the money in the cash register.  The clerk complied.  S-1 was last seen running westbound away from the gas station.  The clerk noticed a White female (S-2) driving a gold colored pickup truck towards S-1 as he was running away. 

The clerk had seen both S-1 and S-2 inside the store a few days earlier

Suspects’/ Vehicle Description: 

Suspect 1

S-1 is described as a White male, late 20’s to mid-30’s, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white California bear on the front, blue jeans, dark grey or blue colored baseball cap with “Ford” on the front of it, blue Keds shoes, green backpack, and had a wraparound band style tattoo on his left arm.

Suspect 2

S-2 is described as a White female, in her 40’s, medium build, long dark colored hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Suspects Vehicle

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a gold colored Toyota Tacoma with an extended cab.  

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the SDPD’s 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.   Visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at