Monday, July 22, 2013

Man dressed as security guard robs Pasadena Starbucks
By Brian Day
@SGVCrime on Twitter
Posted:   07/21/2013 11:45:39 AM PDT
Updated:   07/22/2013 02:14:11 PM PDT

PASADENA -- A man dressed as a security guard robbed a Starbucks coffee shop at gunpoint just prior to opening time early Sunday, police said.

The robber was wearing a blue jacket with a private security patch on it when he knocked on the door of the business at Foothill and Rosemead boulevards about 4:45 a.m., Pasadena police Sgt. Mike Villalobos said.

There were three employees inside, however two were working in the rear of the shop, the sergeant said.

When an employee opened the door to speak with what appeared to be a security guard, the man pulled a black handgun and demanded cash from the register, Villalobos said. The robber fled with an unknown amount of money.

He was described as a black man in his 20s, Villalobos said. A further description of the patch on his jacket was not available.

Tom Conley Comment:

Anyone who is operating in an official security or law enforcement capacity must have an official form if identification on their person at all times while on duty.  Do not be hesitate asking anyone in uniform to see and I.D. before allowing them access into your business or home.

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