Suspect robs downtown Glendale cell phone store at gunpoint

A thief got away with several hundreds of dollars Monday after robbing a cell phone store in downtown Glendale at gunpoint, police said.

No one was hurt during the robbery, which occurred about 1:21 p.m. at Metro PCS in the 1100 block of East Broadway, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

A 20-year-old store employee called police during the robbery, and dispatchers could hear someone demanding money, he added. She was also able to activate the store’s alam.

The thief reportedly walked into the store, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. But when police arrived at the cell phone store, the thief had already fled with the money.

The thief was described as a Latino man, 40 to 50 years old, 200 pounds and 5 feet 9 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a light blue, long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

-- Veronica Rocha,

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.


Man accused of stabbing another in Downtown Glendale

Six motorists arrested at DUI checkpoint in Glendale

Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway

Copyright © 2019, Glendale News-Press
EDITION: California | U.S. & World