Armed man robs Covina party supply store

COVINA — A man with a handgun robbed a party supply store Wednesday, authorities said.
The crime took place about 11:35 a.m. at Alin’s Party Depot, 543 N. Azusa Avenue, Covina police officials said.
The robber entered the store and forced an employee to open a cash register, Lt. David Povero said. The armed man helped himself to about $150 before fleeing on foot.
Witnesses reported last seeing the robber running south from the store, Sgt. John Zumwalt said.
Police described the robber as a black man in his 20s, about 6-feet tall and 220 pounds, Zumwalt said. He wore a baseball cap and black clothes.
Police searched the area but were unable to find the robber, officials said.

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