Police are searching for a man who donned a surgical mask and robbed a South San Francisco gas station at gunpoint on Monday night.
At about 8:40 p.m., a man armed with a black semi-automatic handgun went into a Shell gas station at 899 Airport Blvd. and demanded cash from the register, according to the South San Francisco Police Department.
The suspect also tried to take money from the clerk's purse, but she told him she didn't have any and he fled on foot, police said.
The robber was described as a heavyset black man between 25 and 30 years old, police said. He was wearing a red-and-black beanie with a bill, a dark green puffy coat, a white surgical mask, dark jeans and white athletic shoes.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.
-Bay City News