SAN DIEGO, CA — (02-23-19) — Shots fired inside and outside during a robbery of a popular adult store Thursday night.
San Diego PD are aggressively searching a male suspect accused of firing multiple shots during a robbery at the Adult Depot located at 3487 Kurtz St, in the Midway District.
The Adult Depot employee was not injured. However she was too shook up to do a full interview with local NBC 7 news but did say off camera that the suspect pointed a large caliber semi-automatic handgun at her and demanded cash from the register.
The suspect fired inside the adult store just missing her by a couple of feet. Why he felt it necessary to do this is frightening to say the least, especially when all adult store employees are instructed to comply with the robber during circumstances like this especially her life was in danger.
She opened the cash drawer and turned away from the suspect. As the strong-armed robber was emptying the drawer of cash, the employee says that he saw himself in the security system monitor and shot it. She further said that male suspect ran out fo the store with $200 but before leaving the scene, he fired another round outside of the adult store.
According to San Diego PD, the store is located with security video of the crime however, they are finding it difficult to identify the suspect because he wore a hooded sweatshirt and bandana.
The security footage did capture the suspect driving off in a gray sedan. Police are hoping to get an image of his car or a better image of him from surveillance cameras in the surrounding area.
According the San Diego PD, they are describing this crime as an aggressive, take-over style robbery. In fact according to SDPD lieutenant spokesperson, adult stores are targeted because of two factors, one they like the Adult Depot and they are opening 24 hours.
Anyone with information about this incident are asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 1+619-692-4800 or call San Diego Crime Stoppers at 1+619-235-8477.
Article by: Andy Powell, Staff Writer
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