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Masked Robbers Force Fast Food Workers Into Freezer

One of the three robbers had a knife, victims tell Santa Monica Police.

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.

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mimi December 22, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Wow! That's cold.
Brenda Barnes December 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The end of 24 hour businesses is near. How sad.
Mara T December 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Awful.... how long did they remain stuck in the freezer? How did they get out?
Rebecca A. Anderson December 23, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Wow, that's also close to my home.........

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