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A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Deputies responded early Tuesday to a robbery at a Chevron gas station and convenience store in the Cardiff neighborhood of Encinitas.

According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, the robbery occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the station on 805 Birmingham Drive.

A male suspect entered the store brandishing a pocket knife, demanding money and cigarettes. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled.

Authorities said there were no injuries. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, but no further description of him or the vehicle was available.

Detectives will investigate the incident, according to the sheriff’s department.

City News Service contributed to this article.


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