Laguna Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating two armed suspects who allegedly attacked and robbed a local restaurant owner at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 26 outside the Mandarin King in North Laguna.
The owner of the restaurant was exiting the business after closing and when he got to his vehicle behind the location he was confronted by two male suspects, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said.
Both suspects were described as wearing ski masks, and one allegedly had a knife. The second suspect was armed with a large broom which he allegedly used to strike the owner and knock him to the ground. The suspects demanded cash and ended up fleeing with some of the store receipts for the evening, amounting to $50 in one-dollar bills, according to police records. They fled on foot northbound in the alley behind the business.
“We are actively investigating the incident and would like the public’s help if they noticed anything unusual in the area,” Kravetz said.
The two suspects are described as possibly male Hispanic, 5-feet 5, 135 pounds, both wearing black ski masks.
Anyone with information may contact the Laguna Beach Watch Commander at (949) 497-4071.