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.