South El Monte food truck robbery nets suspects $4 in change

OUTH EL MONTE — A group of men on Thursday attacked and robbed the owner of a food truck then took his cash box which contained about $4 in pennies.
Sgt. Mark Skaggs of the sheriff’s Temple Station doubted if the suspects knew how much was in the box.
“Apparently (the victim) kept pennies there,” Skaggs said.
The robbery was reported at 10:07 p.m. in the 2300 block of Continental Avenue.
Skaggs said four to six men tried to pull the victim out of the truck. He was knocked down inside the vehicle. Some of the robbers then punched and hit him, Skaggs said.
One suspect took the cash box from the truck.
The robbers, described only as Latinos, fled in a silver 4-door Jeep.
- Ruby Gonzales
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