Armed robbery at Nipomo Smoke Shop
August 14, 2016
For the third time in two weeks, a man wielding a handgun robbed a South County business. In each case, the suspect was described as a white man, about 6 feet tall with a medium build.
On Saturday at about 4:45 p.m., a man armed with a handgun entered the Nipomo Smoke Shop at 110 Mary Avenue and demanded money. The store clerk gave the robber about $350.
The robber then fled on foot.
Deputies describe the thief as a white male in his 30’s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He had a bandana covering his face and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt inside out.
On Friday evening, a man wielding a handgun robbed the Sycamore Springs Resort in Avila Beach. During that robbery, the thief wore a black ski mask and a black hoodie.
Last Thursday, on Aug. 4, a white male wearing a white surgical mask and a black or dark-colored hoodie robbed the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach at gunpoint.
No one was injured in in any of the robberies.