Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man armed with a gun who threatened a customer at a convenience store last month.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23, at a Foothills area 7- Eleven, 4661 E. Skyline Drive at North Swan Road.
Deputies responded to the store in reference to an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Deputy Tracy Suitt, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said in a news release.
The victim told deputies he went to the store to get gas for his car. As he was walking toward the entrance to pre-pay for his gas, a man opened the door to his late model teal Mazda sedan, nearly striking the victim.
“When the victim put his hand on the car door to prevent it from hitting him, the person in the car began yelling at him,” Suitt said.
The victim continued into the store and the suspect followed him.
“The suspect continued to yell and curse at the victim in the store,” Suitt said.
During the encounter, the victim noticed the man was carrying a gun. Eventually the angry man left the store and went back to his car.
As the victim left the store, the suspect pulled out of his parking space, pointed a pistol at him and threatened to shoot the victim before driving away, Suitt said.
The suspect is described as 6 feet tall and 175 pounds with short dark hair and several earrings in each ear. He was wearing a Fedora, a dark tank top, shorts, and a belt with a large buckle.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should call 911 or 88-CRIME.