Suspect jailed after West Covina Denny’s robbery

WEST COVINA — A man who robbed a Denny’s restaurant at knifepoint Sunday was found and arrested while trying to blend in with the crowd at a nearby motel swimming pool, authorities said.
The robbery was reported about 12:30 p.m. at the restaurant, 132 N. Grand Ave., West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said.
The suspect brandished a knife as he demanded cash from the register, the lieutenant said. He fled with an undetermined amount of cash, but was spotted entering a nearby Best Western motel.
“He was followed by a witness to the crime, who alerted West Covina police,” Patton said. Officers set up a search perimeter.
“After an extensive search, the suspect was located trying to blend in with a crowd of people at the pool,” he said. The man was arrested without a struggle.
The suspect’s name was not immediately available pending booking.

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