Gunman Holds Up Claim Jumper in Monrovia

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A gunman escaped with $6,000 in cash after confronting staff as they were about to close up a Monrovia restaurant for the night, police said Tuesday.

The suspect, whose face was covered with a black ski mask, arrived in the kitchen of the Claim Jumper restaurant in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive around 11.55 p.m. Monday, Monrovia police Sgt. Nick Manfredi said.

The man, who was armed with a handgun, ordered the restaurant manager to take him to the restaurant office, where money was being prepared for deposit. Cash totaling $6,000 was loaded into a shopping bag the suspect produced, Manfredi said.

The gunman ordered the employees to count to 100 and escaped in an unknown direction, Manfredi said.

He was about 5 feet 7 or 5 feet 8, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Because of his mask, neither his ethnicity nor approximate age could be determined.

A search for the robber inside a perimeter set up by the California Highway Patrol and an aerial search by a Pasadena Police Department helicopter both proved unavailing, Manfredi said, adding that the search was continuing.

—City News Service

R Terry May 09, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Right next to the freeway on ramp....


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