SAN MATEO -- Police are searching for a man they say robbed a San Mateo pizza restaurant at gunpoint last week.
Officers responded about 10 p.m. Friday to reports of an armed robbery at the Little Caesar's Pizza in the 600 block of E. Third Avenue. The 19-year-old store clerk reported a man entered the store about 15 minutes earlier with a green T-shirt or scarf covering his face, then pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her while demanding the register's contents.
The woman handed the money over to the suspect, who took off east on Third Avenue while making a phone call on his cellphone, San Mateo police spokesman David Norris said. No one was hurt during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black man in his mid- to late 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a long-sleeved white T-shirt, baggy black pants and black and white gloves.
While surveillance cameras captured video of the suspect, his face is obscured, Norris said. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Alex Rizzato 650-522-7669 or ARizzato@cityofsanmateo.org.