A gunman robbed several 7-Elevens earlier this week in San Diego County wearing a mask of Darth Maul, the treacherous Sith Lord from the Star Wars saga.
“It’s not normal for us. A mask like this is something a little out of the ordinary,” Lt. Tim Henton of El Cajon Police Department, told the Daily News.
When the sci-fi bandit rushed through the automatic doors of the 7-Eleven at 335 Jamacha Rd. at 2:30 a.m. Monday, he reached the cash register faster than Darth Maul reached Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to battle in “The Phantom Menance.”
A force to be reckoned with, the culprit unleashed a Sith-storm of trouble on several night shift clerks. The same man is suspected to have robbed three other convenience stores in the area that morning, authorities said.
The cultish culprit opted for a black handgun rather than Maul’s double-bladed light saber. But his choice of such a flamboyant disguise — rather than a ski mask or bandana — helped police tie his four robberies together.
Yoda once said, “a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force,” but apparently a Sith’s strength flows from his wallet. In total, the man took cash from two stores on Jamacha Rd., one on Bradley Ave. and one on Lake Jennings Park Rd. in Lakeside, Calif., reported ABC 10.
“We received a call from the store (at 335 Jamacha Rd.),” Henton said, “The investigation is ongoing and our detectives are working with the Sheriff’s Office.”
Lady Justice might strike back.
With the meticulousness of the Jedi Council, authorities are analyzing surveillance footage from each fully operational store to glean any clues to the masked burglar’s true identity.
Looks like the investigation — not Obi-Wan Kenobi — is our only hope.
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