South Whittier gas station robbed

SOUTH WHITTIER — A knife-wielding man robbed a gas station in the unincorporated county area of South Whittier late Thursday, officials said.
The crime took place about 9 p.m. at the Mobile station at Mulberry Drive and Mills Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Cynthia McDaniel said.
“(The robber) threatened the clerk with a folding knife,” she said.
After demanding cash and receiving about $700, the robber ran from the store, the lieutenant said. He was last seen headed east.
Officials described the robber as a Latino man in his 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing a bandana over his face.
The robbery was being investigated by deputies from the sheriff’s Norwalk Station.

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