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Late-Night New-Guy Blues

Two men stopped by the Circle K on West Bernardo Drive a little before 3:30 a.m. on August 27; they robbed the store at gunpoint, making off with an undetermined amount of money.

Four San Diego police cars were parked around the gas pumps when I arrived, and crime tape was wrapped around the doorway as the clerk smoked a cigarette and gave his account to the officers.

According to the clerk, he had just unlocked the doors and was making the coffee when one of the two thieves (who appeared to be in his mid-20s) rushed in holding a handgun and demanded money while his accomplice sat in the car revving the engine. Once the thief had left, the clerk said he immediately locked the doors and called 911. The clerk was unsure if anything else was taken.

“What a way to break in the new guy,” he commented, shrugging his shoulder toward a coworker who was standing off to the side.

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Two men stopped by the Circle K on West Bernardo Drive a little before 3:30 a.m. on August 27; they robbed the store at gunpoint, making off with an undetermined amount of money.

Four San Diego police cars were parked around the gas pumps when I arrived, and crime tape was wrapped around the doorway as the clerk smoked a cigarette and gave his account to the officers.

According to the clerk, he had just unlocked the doors and was making the coffee when one of the two thieves (who appeared to be in his mid-20s) rushed in holding a handgun and demanded money while his accomplice sat in the car revving the engine. Once the thief had left, the clerk said he immediately locked the doors and called 911. The clerk was unsure if anything else was taken.

“What a way to break in the new guy,” he commented, shrugging his shoulder toward a coworker who was standing off to the side.

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