Armed robbery at Nipomo Smoke Shop

August 14, 2016

Photo of robber at Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach

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.



  1. Jorge Estrada says:

    If this guy is lucky he will get arrested and put in jail. His luck is going to run out soon.

  2. Jim Anderson says:

    This guy is your regular Jesse James. Crazy son of a gun.

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