SANTA FE SPRINGS — A group of robbers used handguns to rob a fast-food restaurant and a family who was dining there late Wednesday, police said.
The robbery took place about 8:45 p.m. at Carl’s Jr., 16105 Valley View Avenue, just south of Alondra Avenue, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
“Two suspects armed with handguns approached the front counter and demanded money from the cashier,” the statement said. The cashier complied.
“A third suspect walked over to a family sitting in the dining area and demanded they hand over any valuables, while simulating a handgun through his jacket,” the statement continued.
One family member handed over a cell phone before all three robbers fled in what was described as a white, late 1990s-model, 4-door sedan, police said. The car was last seen heading south on Valley View
One of the family members handed the suspect their cell phone before all three suspects fled the scene in what witnesses describe as a white, late 1990’s-model, 4-door sedan, police said. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Valley View Avenue towards the 5 Freeway.
Police described one robber as a Latino man of about 24 years old. He had a mustache and a shaved head, and wore a gray hooded sweat shirt.
Another robber was described as a Latino man in his 20s, about 190 pounds, wearing black pants and a black jacket. The third robber was described as a Latino man in his 20s wearing a hooded sweat shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Whittier police at 562-567-9200. Tips may be left anonymously.