Covina man accused of restaurant robbery

COVINA — Police arrested an alleged restaurant robber Wednesday at the end of a two-hour standoff, officials said.
Daniel Robert Zamora, 43, of Covina is accused of robbery following the 3:30 p.m. heist at the Fonda Don Chon Mexican Restaurant, 618 E. Shoppers Lane, Covina police Detective Sgt. Jim McDonough said in a written statement.
He entered the restaurant, claimed to have a handgun and demanded money from the register, police said. He fled east from the store after obtaining cash, but was followed by an employee of the restaurant.
“Covina police officers and detectives quickly learned that the suspect was seen in an apartment complex in the 500 block of South Stewart Avenue,” McDonough said. Officials soon tracked Zamora to an apartment, but he initially refused to come out.
“After a two-hour standoff, police officers were able to persuade the suspect to exit the apartment, at which time he was taken into custody without further incident,” the sergeant said.
According to county booking records, Zamora was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Covina Police Department’s jail pending a scheduled arraignment Friday in West Covina Superior Court.

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