Police are searching for three masked robbers who stole cash from the downtown Jack in the Box after forcing two workers and a customer into the fast food joint's freezer.
The robbery at 802 Santa Monica Blvd. was reported about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, the Santa Monica Police Department said Friday in a press release. Officers met with three victims who said the three suspects were men wearing ski masks, black jackets and jeans.
One had a knife, they said.
"The suspects ordered an employee and a customer into the restaurant's walk-in freezer," said Sgt. Richard Lewis. "After obtaining the cash, [a second employee] was placed into the freezer and the suspects fled the location in a gold colored suburban."
They were described as males of unknown ages, between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall, Lewis said. The vehicle was described as a gold, late model Chevy Suburban.
Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to contact detective Roy Brown at (310) 458-8960, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department's 24/7 line at (310) 458-849.