DISCOVERY BAY -- A masked man armed with a shotgun robbed a convenience store Tuesday night and escaped on foot, sheriff's officials said.

No one was injured. The robbery was reported about 9:30 p.m. at a store on the 1500 block of Discovery Bay Boulevard, according to Contra Costa Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Deputy sheriffs who responded to the call searched for the suspect, aided by a K-9 unit and a California Highway Patrol helicopter, but did not find him, Lee said. He was described as a white man in his early 20s, wearing a white mask and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Sheriff's office at 925-646-2441.

Contact Daniel M. Jimenez at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/DMJreports.



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