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San Diego Police search for massage spa robber

A man posing as a client robbed a massage therapist Friday evening in San Diego’s Grantville neighborhood.
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A man posing as a client robbed a massage therapist Friday evening in San Diego’s Grantville neighborhood. 

According to San Diego Police officer Robert Heims in a news release, the robbery occurred at about 6 p.m. at the Zhen Spa Massage on San Diego Mission Road near Rancho Mission Road.

The spa is located just across interstate 15 from the Snapdragon Stadium, which is under-construction. 

Authorities say the man walked into the business requesting a massage, but after being led into the back room, he pulled out a gun and demanded money from the therapist. The employee surrendered cash then fled through the front door. No injuries were reported from the robbery. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with brown eyes, standing roughly 5- foot-5-inches wearing a grey hoodie with a blue face mask. 

Detectives from the Police Department’s robbery unit were investigating the incident. Members of the public with information about the robbery or the robber’s identity are asked to call robbery detectives at (619) 531-2299, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.