The Chevron service station on Ashby and Domingo was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Lance Knobel

An armed robbery this afternoon at the Chevron station on the corner of Ashby and Domingo led to an extensive manhunt that was continuing at time of writing.

The Chevron gas station was robbed at 2:04 p.m. today at gunpoint by a single suspect who fled on foot. Berkeley police officers were on the scene within a minute, according to BPD Lieutenant Andrew Greenwood. Over one hour after the incident, eight to ten Berkeley officers were still scouring the neighborhood in the hope of finding the suspect.

According to a manager in the Chevron station, the robber took approximately $50. No one was hurt in the incident.

Greenwood said the police had checked the grounds of nearby John Muir Elementary School as a priority. He said there was no reason to think the public was at risk. The police were issuing no description of the suspect at this point.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...