CARLSBAD — Police are searching for three black males after an armed robbery on Monday occurred in Carlsbad Village.
According to the Carlsbad Police Department, the two men entered the Verizon store, 880 Carlsbad Village Drive, at about 7:23 p.m. and brandished a handgun. They ordered three employees to the back room and when the third man entered the store, they stole an “undetermined” amount of cellphones, according to the CPD.
The employees, who were not harmed, were ordered to lie on the floor.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction, CPD said, before officers arrived.
The suspects were described as follows: black male adult, approximately 20 to 30 years in age, approximately 6’3” and 240 lbs., last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses; black male adult, approximately 20 to 30 years in age, approximately 6’1” and 190 lbs., last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt; and black male adult, approximately 20 to 30 years in age, last seen wearing a black jacket. The suspects fled the business on foot, and at this time there is no known associated vehicle.
An investigation is ongoing and if residents or witnesses have any information, they are urged to contact the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2197.
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