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Woman robs La Jolla candy store

An unidentified woman described as blond and heavy-set made off on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash following an early-evening robbery of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 1139 Prospect St. on Monday.

San Diego Police Department Spokeswoman Monica Munoz said the incident occurred at 6:09 p.m.

She said the suspect, described as a white woman, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds, believed to be in her late 40s or early 50s, used a gun to hold up in the Village candy shop. She was wearing sunglasses and a dark blue jacket.

“She did have a handgun in her purse,” said Munoz. “She did point the gun at the employee, then put it back into her purse.”

No one was injured during the robbery.

The robber was the only customer in the store at the time, said Munoz, who added she left on a bicycle, which is unusual in that most robbery suspects leave on foot or in a vehicle.

“Detectives are working on strong leads that they have,” said Munoz about the robbery investigation.