Robberies reported in Covina

Police responded to reports of two unrelated robberies Thursday afternoon in Covina. In the first case, a woman was robbed after leaving a check cashing business.

In the second, as you’ll read below, it appears the robber may have been some Christmas shopping. Though he was bald, according to witnesses, he still decided to help himself to hair care products, along with the cash in the register.

COVINA — Two men used a knife to rob a woman Thursday as she walked home from a check cashing business, authorities said.
The woman had just left the business about 4 p.m. and was walking in the 200 block of West Arrow Highway when she was approached by the robbers, Covina police Sgt. John Zumwalt said.
The men displayed a knife and demanded the woman’s money before fleeing eastbound on Arrow Highway in a 4-door, black pickup truck, the sergeant said.
One robber was described as a Latino man between 25 and 30 years old, Zumwalt said, wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts. The second robber was desribed only as a Latino man.

COVINA — A man used a handgun to rob a beauty supply store of hair care products and cash Thursday, police said.
The crime took place just before 5 p.m. at Sally’s Beauty Supply on Azusa Avenue, just south of Arrow Highway, Covina police Sgt. John Zumwalt said.
The robber entered the store and brandished a handgun before stealing cash from the register and about $70 worth of hair care products, Zumwalt said.
He was described as a Latino man in his 40s, bald but wearing a black baseball cap, with a long-sleeved flannel shirt and black shorts, police said. He has a mustache and goatee and wore sunglasses.

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