Armed and masked robber holds up El Monte motel

EL MONTE — An armed man wearing a ski mask fled with about $600 after robbing a local motel Friday night.
Sheriff’s Lt. Michael White said the suspect carried a pistol, but no one was reported injured during the 8:37 p.m. robbery at the Rodeway Inn, 1228 Durfee Ave.
The suspect was described as possibly Latino, about 5 feet 3 inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and ski mask.
- Ruby Gonzales
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