ROWLAND HEIGHTS >> For the second time in just over a month, a gunman carried out a robbery at a Rowland Heights Daiso Japan store late Thursday, officials said.
The heist took place about 7:30 p.m. at the variety store, 19715 Colima Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. David Buckner said.
A man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money from a woman working behind the cash register, he said.
The employee complied, and the robber fled with an undetermined amount of money, according to the lieutenant. No one was hurt.
The robber was last seen heading south on Colima Road in a white pickup truck. Deputies described him as a Latino man of about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black hat, a green shirt and tan pants.
The same store was robbed June 4 in what investigators suspected was an inside job, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies arrested an alleged gunman, a teenage getaway driver and a store employee accused of being in on the robbery shortly after the crime.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station at 626-913-1715. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.