Armed robber makes off with cash from Selwick's in Calexico

August 15, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Detectives are investigating an armed robbery at Selwick's perfume store in downtown Calexico.

Calexico police Sgt. Armando Marquez said the Police Department received a call at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday regarding a robbery at Selwick's. The store is at the corner of Rockwood Avenue and First Street.

The officer who responded was told by an employee that a man with a gun in his hand demanded money from the money exchange house inside the store.

The robber took an undisclosed amount of money and fled across the border into Mexico through the southbound vehicle lanes, according to witnesses.


The suspect was described as a medium-complected Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall, thin, with dark shoulder-length hair.

He was wearing a white baseball cap, black pants and a checked shirt.

Marquez said a camera inside the store captured the robbery on film and police are hoping it will aid in the arrest of the bandit.

No shots were fired in the robbery and no one was hurt.

Marquez said the gun used appeared to be an automatic.

Investigators are encouraging any witnesses to the robbery to call police at 768-2140.

"We'd really appreciate their assistance at this time," said Marquez.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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