If the shoe fits… West Covina robber leaves behind footwear

WEST COVINA — West Covina police are looking for the man whose foot will fit the size 13 Nike rubber shoe left behind after a Tuesday night robbery.
A female police officer found the shoe that fell off the crooked Cinderfella’s foot as he fled with a bag containing an undisclosed amount.
The robber stole the bag from a woman at Westfield West Covina, 112 Plaza Drive just after 10 p.m., according to Lt. Marty Sevilla.
He said the woman went to a bank drop box on the first floor to deposit the day’s receipts from a kiosk at the mall.
The robber approached from behind and grabbed the woman’s wrist. Sevilla said the victim was knocked to the floor, the suspect took the bag and ran to a waiting light blue or gray minivan.
But the culprit left a clue.
“Apparently he lost one of his shoes,” Sevilla said, adding that the shoe was discovered in the parking lot after a review of the surveillance video.
The victim wasn’t taken to a hospital.
The robber was described as a black man in his late 20s to early 30s with a thin build and standing 5 feet 9 inches tall. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.
There was no description for the getaway driver.
- Ruby Gonzales
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