Man allegedly robs convenience store by pretending his hand is a gun



The Los Angeles Police Department needs your help in finding a man who was armed only with his finger when he robbed a convenience store, according to authorities.

A man wearing shorts, a fedora and a blue dress shirt entered the store just before midnight on Nov. 11, video posted to YouTube by the department appears to show.

After waiting for some customers to leave, he tells the clerks to hand over the cash register's contents or "you'll be shot!" he is heard yelling as he puts his right in his pocket and simulates a gun, according to the video.

Then he puts hand under his shirt, jumps over the counter and begins pulling cash out of the drawer, the video shows. While grabbing the money, he puts his right hand behind the back, where the video clearly shows he's carry nothing but a cocked finger.

The man got away with about $300, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact LACrimestoppers.org.


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