LAGUNA NIGUEL ( — Authorities Wednesday were searching for an armed man who robbed a gas station in Orange County earlier this week.

The incident took place at 1 a.m. Tuesday at an Arco AM/PM gas station at 27491 La Paz Road.

The suspect, who held a stun gun to a cashier’s neck and demanded cash, fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as an African-American man in his mid-20s, who is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark stripes, blue jeans and black shoes. He also had the lower portion of his face covered with a dark mark.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (949)425-1942. Those who wish to remain anonymous should contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)TIP-OCCS.


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