Man uses candy purchase to rob gas station’s register 

A sweet-toothed crook used a candy purchase as his strategy to rob a San Francisco gas station at gunpoint Wednesday, police said.

The gunman selected some candy and gave the teller $5 before the hold up in the 1100 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard around 10 a.m.

The teller was not injured during the heist.

The suspect was apparently waiting for the teller to open the register before whipping out a black semiautomatic handgun, police said.

The suspect swiped money from the register and fled in a vehicle. There has been no arrest. The crook was described only as a man in his late 30s.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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