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"Incense Bandit" wanted in commercial robbery series

SAN DIEGO -- Fifth Avenue Books, along with Crime Stoppers, is offering a total cash reward of $3,000 for information leading to the capture of the man police dub “the incense bandit.”

Over three months, the incense bandit robbed at least four businesses in North Park and Hillcrest.

A press release by San Diego Police outlined details of two of those robberies.

As stated in the release, on Dec. 16, 2011 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a male entered the Lady of the Lake bookstore at 3100 University Ave. through an unlocked rear door. The clerk recognized him as a previous customer and told him the business was closed. The suspect announced he was robbing the store and displayed a small handgun. The suspect ordered the clerk to open the safe and give him the cash from inside. The clerk complied and the suspect left.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN content partner, HERE.