About 4:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Nipomo Smoke Shop at 110 Mary Ave.
A man entered the store armed with a small handgun and robbed the clerk of about $350 before running off, the news release said.
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The man is described as white, about 30 to 35 years old with short dark hair, weighing about 180 pounds, and about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The man was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, possibly inside out, and dark sweatpants, the news release said. He wore a bandana over his face during the robbery.
No one was hurt during the robbery, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s Detective Division at 805-781-4500.
The smoke shop robbery is the third armed robbery at a San Luis Obispo County business in about a week. On Friday night, an armed man allegedly robbed a clerk at Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach. On Aug. 5, an armed man robbed a Spyglass Inn hotel clerk in Pismo Beach, according to police.
On Thursday, two men beat and tried to rob a clerk at an AM/PM store in Arroyo Grande, police say.
Danielle Ames: 805-781-7902