SOUTH PASADENA — Police sought the public’s help Thursday in tracking down a burglar who used a hammer to smash his way into a gas station last week.
The crime, which was caught on surveillance video, took place about 2:35 a.m. Nov. 23 at an Arco gas station in the 736 S. Mission Street, South Pasadena police said in a written statement.
The suspect used a hammer to smash a hole in the front door of the business before helping himself to cash and coins from an office and cash from a register, police said. He spent about two minutes inside the store.
Police described the burglar as a Latino man, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and of thin build. He wore a gray colored sweat shirt with a Nike logo with the hood pulled over his head and face, a black jacket, black pants, black gloves, white sneakers and a black backpack.
Anyone with information was asked to contact South Pasadena police detectives at 626-403-7280.
SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS courtesy of the South Pasadena Police Department