Man buying fast food robbed at knifepoint

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Article Date: 2/17/2010 | Resource: MLG

Man buying fast food robbed at knifepoint

PLACENTIA – A man was robbed at knifepoint Monday night at a fast-food restaurant in the 1100 block of Yorba Linda Boulevard, according to police reports.

Placentia Police Detective Corinne Loomis said the victim had gone through the Taco Bell drive-through shortly before 10 p.m. As he left, he realized he forgot his change, he told police.

The victim parked in the Taco Bell lot and walked inside the restaurant to retrieve the money. He mentioned to police he saw two men sitting at a table through the window as he walked in, Loomis said.

The victim retrieved his change from the counter and returned to his car – he told police officers he noticed the men he saw earlier were gone, Loomis said.

As he walked through the parking lot, one of the suspects – described as a white man, age 15 to 20 years old with black hair and half-inch plugs in his ears – approached him and asked for a light for the cigarette hanging from his mouth, Loomis said.

The victim told the man he didn’t have a lighter and walked on to his vehicle. As victim opened the door, Loomis said, the suspect shoved him against the car and said he had a knife to his back.

The robber demanded the man’s wallet and other contents of his pockets, which amounted to $115, Loomis said.

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Jeffrey Marquart