A gunman made a quick but violent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somerton earlier this month as he held up the business and fled with a wad of cash.
It happened at about 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 13 at 10103 Verree Road. A short and stocky guy wearing a dark blue hoodie, but no mask, entered the store and pointed a gun at a 34-year-old employee while demanding money. The worker handed the robber an undisclosed amount of cash.
The gunman was last seen running south on Verree Road then east on Red Lion Road. He was described as white, 5 feet 2 inches or 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He had a full beard, black skull cap, dark blue hoodie and gray sweatpants.
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