Gunmen early today robbed a Murrieta gas station of an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes before running out the door and around the back into the night, police said.
The robbery at a USA Gas, 39055 Winchester Road, was reported at 5:07 a.m., according to Murrieta police Sgt. Ron Driscoll.
No one was injured in the robbery, which took only a matter of minutes, Driscoll said.
The men ordered three clerks – all three of them were women -- into the back office, then ordered one of them to the counter, where he forced her to empty the contents of two big cash drawers into a bag, the sergeant said.
The suspect took cigarettes from a behind-the-counter display, police said.
One suspect is dark-skinned and black, 5 feet 7 and 180 pounds with a medium build.
He wore black cotton gloves, dark pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and black tennis shoes, police said.
The suspect also wore a white ribbed cloth mask with eyeholes cut out, Driscoll said.
A second suspect is light skinned, black or Latino, standing 5 feet 7, 160 pounds with a medium build, according to the sergeant.
He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, a white ribbed cloth mask with eyeholes cut out, white cotton gloves, dark pants and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Detective Sgt. Phil Gomez at 951-696-3615.