A comic book store at Divisadero and Page fell victim to a brazen, daylight armed robbery on Friday, the first in its 23-year history. Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs tells Haighteration that two males between the ages of 16 and 20 came into the store just after noon, armed with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun, and demanded the cash from the register and Hibbs' iphone. He says the more annoying loss is the iPhone, since it was two generations old and was used to take credit card payments, and there was only $75 dollars in the drawer at the time.
Hibbs says that nothing like that has ever happened in the store's two decades, though he says there have been some broken windows here and there. And, obviously, these aren't seasoned criminals if they thought there'd been a big cash windfall at a little comic book store on a weekday.
Anyway, in the unlikely event that you have some information about the two teens, one of whom had a close-cropped beard and mustache, and both of whom were wearing "all dark colors," you can all the Park Station anonymous tip line at (415) 731-2865.