When a robber pulled a gun on the female clerk at a coin store Monday afternoon, she pulled a bigger gun to fend him off.
But the robber was able to get the loaded .45-caliber automatic handgun from the clerk and took it when he fled, along with an undisclosed number of collectors coins.West Valley police reported the man entered Coin Cottage, 3519 S. 30th West, at about 1:15 p.m. Monday and wandered around the store for a few minutes before confronting the clerk, taking the gun and the coins and fleeing on foot.
Police are searching for a well-armed, dirty-looking Caucasian man with blond hair and a blond mustache. The clerk told police the robber is about 5 feet 6 inches and 130 pounds. He was wearing cutoffs and a tan or yellow tank top.