SAN LEANDRO -- A woman waiting outside a supermarket escaped without any physical injuries late Friday night after a man pointed a gun at her and grabbed her purse, police said.
The armed robbery went down around 11:30 p.m. Friday outside the Lucky's at 1300 Fairmont Drive. The suspect got away, as did an accomplice driving a dark Sedan, police said.
"The victim was extremely fortunate that she was not seriously hurt," San Leandro police Lt. Jeff Tudor said in a news release.
The 41-year-old victim lost her wallet and other personal items, which were in her purse, police said.
Police described the man with the gun as a black male, approximately 20 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was wearing a hoodie and was armed with a black handgun, police said.
The driver of the Sedan was wearing dark clothing and also was estimated to be 20 years old, police said. The Sedan went west out of the parking lot, but a police search turned up nothing.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Det. Sgt. Ted Henderson at 510-577-3237 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278. People also can send an anonymous tip to San Leandro police by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411 or by submitting them to the department's website at www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp
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