Disguised bandit robs Glendale store

<br /><small><a style="color: #0000ff; text-align: left;" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=1400+east+colorado,+glendale&amp;aq=&amp;sll=37.269174,-119.306607&amp;sspn=13.990438,19.753418&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=1400+Colorado+St,+Glendale,+California+91205&amp;t=m&amp;z=14&amp;ll=34.142731,-118.234042">View Larger Map</a></small> <p>A man wearing a long-haired wig and women's sunglasses on Tuesday robbed a South Glendale store at gunpoint and fled with unspecific amount of cash, police said.</p> <p>The robbery occurred about 11:29 a.m. in the offices of Arko Foods International in the 1400 block of East Colorado Street, according to Glendale police.</p> <p>Witnesses told police that the robber was holding a blue-steel, semi-automatic handgun in his right hand and pulled the slide back several times as he repeatedly demanded cash from the store's employees.</p> <p>One of the employees told the robber that they didn't have money, police said.</p> <p>The robber reportedly told the employees to remain calm because he didn't want to hurt them. He eventually fled after securing an unspecific amount of cash.</p> <p>He was described as 25 to 30 years old, Filipino, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. The man was wearing a woman's large white sunglasses, a long-haired brown wig, a gray sweater with buttons and dark slacks.</p> <p>Police said the incident was unrelated to a separate robbery reported last week at a Vons on Foothill Boulevard.</p> <p>In that incident last Friday, a gun-wielding man robbed a Vons cashier of a few hundreds of dollars before fleeing the store.</p> <p>The man reportedly approached the cashier about 7:30 p.m. inside the store in the 3200 block of Foothill Boulevard, revealed a black handgun in his waistband and demanded money.</p> <p>He was described as black or Latino, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a large build and shoulder-length dark hair. The man was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and a black "L.A. Dodgers" baseball cap.</p> <p>No one was hurt in either incident.</p> <p>--</p> <p>Follow Veronica Rocha on <a href="https://plus.google.com/116388523340522186007?rel=author">Google+</a> and on Twitter: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/veronicarochala">@VeronicaRochaLA</a>.</p>

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