A 7-Eleven cashier remained calm with a gun pointed at him during an armed robbery early Wednesday in Cypress.
Authorities are attempting to determine whether the heist was carried out by the same person who robbed an Anaheim store.
The robbery in Cypress was reported around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Valley View Street and Orange Avenue. The clerk, who said he had been robbed before, told reporters the masked man took about $400 in cash before fleeing the store.
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A security camera captured the crime on video. At one point during the Cypress robbery, the man put the gun down on the counter.
"It was pretty funny when he put the gun down," said Rueben Fegley-Peña. "I'm pretty sure everyone is going to look at that and be like, 'Wow, why didn't he grab the gun?' It's not worth it. For 400 bucks? What if he has a backup? A lot of things went through my mind in that split-second."
No injuries were reported.
Sometime later, an individual matching the description of the person in the first robbery held up a 7-Eleven in the area of Ball Road and Gilbert Street in Anaheim, according to reports from the scene.