Pasadena auto body shop owner bound during robbery

PASADENA — A woman who became concerned after her husband didn’t return home from work Friday night discovered him tied up inside his Pasadena auto body shop following a robbery, police said.
The man was found bound with zip ties shortly after midnight Saturday at his business in the 100 block of Vista Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
After the 34-year-old Pasadena man never came home from work, his wife went looking for him at the auto body shop, Clawson said.
“The showed up at the business and found him tied up,” he said. She untied her husband and the couple notified police.
The man told police he was at the shop when three men walked in, one of them armed with a handgun, the lieutenant said.
They tied the victim up and stole several thousand dollars, tools and a blue pickup truck with no license plates, he added. The man was not injured.
One of the robbers was described as a black man, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and about 300 pounds, Clawson said. A description of the other two robbers was not available.

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