MAGNOLIA PARK -- Police are looking for a masked gunman who stole more
than $1,000 from a Rite Aid store after binding two of the store’s
employees with duct tape.
The takeover robbery took place at 10:10 p.m. Sunday when a gunman
wearing what appeared to be to be a ski mask entered an office at the
Rite-Aid store at 1505 W. Olive Ave. and forced an employee to open the
safe, said Burbank Police Lt. Larry Koch.
There were two employees in the store at the time of the robbery. They
had just finished closing the store and checking to make sure no
customers were left inside when they encountered the robber.
When the man entered the office, he ordered a male employee to open
the safe, police said. Once the safe was open, the gunman ordered the
employee to the ground. A female employee was allegedly struck in the
head with a gun and also pushed to the ground.
The gunman then taped their feet and hands together with duct tape
before fleeing with more than $1,000, Koch said.
The employees, who were not identified, managed to free themselves and
Paramedics responded to the store but determined the woman did not
need medical treatment, Koch said.
The store’s manager and district manager declined to comment on the
Authorities said they have not identified a suspect and that the
investigation is continuing.