Three men, at least one of whom was armed with a silver handgun, robbed the Walmart at Hesperian and Lewelling Boulevards Friday night, according to San Leandro police.
Police say by the time officers arrived at the store at 9:55 pm the suspects had fled.
They were told that three men had entered the store and gone to the customer service area. All three were men were black. One was in his late 20's, 5'08" tall, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He was armed with a silver handgun.
The second suspect was in his late 20's, a short, heavy set man wearing a gray hooded jacket and dark pants.
No age was given for the third man who was 6 feel tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Police say the suspect with the silver gun approached the employee working in the return center, grabbed her by the arm and pointed a gun at her.
All three suspects then went behind the counter, pried opened several cash registers and fled with the cash drawers, police said.
The suspects got into a light colored, 4-door sedan and drove out of the south parking lot area, police said.
The store employee was not physically injured during the robbery. How much cash was stolen is unknown.
"This was a robbery that occurred when the store was extremely busy," said police department spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor. "It is very fortunate that nobody was hurt."
Friday's night's Walmart robbery was like the September 25 robbery of a Safeway on Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro in which five gunmen ordered staff and customers to lie on the ground while they emptied the cash registers.
No arrests have been made in that case.
Anyonw with information about the Walmart heist is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Ted Henderson at 510-577-3238 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.