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Armed man allegedly robs Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of an alleged armed robbery Friday night at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of an alleged armed robbery Friday night at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach SanLuisObispo

An armed man on Friday night allegedly robbed a clerk at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach.

The robbery occurred about 10:35 p.m., and the suspect, who was allegedly carrying a hand gun, escaped the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office news release.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, approximately 6 feet 2 inches with a medium build. He was said to have been wearing a black ski mask, a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to the news release.

The clerk was not injured during the robbery, the Sheriff's Office said.

The man fled the area in a dark-colored sedan, according to the Sheriff's Office, which is still investigating.

This was the second time in just over a week that a San Luis Obispo County resort or hotel was the scene of an armed robbery.

On Aug. 4, an armed man robbed a clerk at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach, police said.

That night, police said the man entered the hotel lobby about 10:20 p.m., brandished a small-caliber handgun and demanded cash.

The man was described as a white male in his 20s, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. The clerk told police the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a surgical mask over his face.

Mark Powell: 805-781-7915

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