A business in the hundred block of Shoppers Lane fell victim to a costly armed robbery early Sunday morning at about at 6:32 a.m., police reported.
Pasadena Police Lieutenant Tim Bundy said three men, each approximately 5’7″ with a thin build and each clad entirely in black including masks and sunglasses, committed the crime.
The suspects initially approached a 57-year-old Covina man who was preparing food at the business. When communication with the first victim proved unsuccessful due to a language barrier, they turned their attention to a second victim, a 42-year-old Pasadena man, Bundy said.
The suspects brandished a 24-inch pry bar at the second victim and demanded the keys to the office.
Once inside the office, one suspect kept watch over the second victim in the kitchen area while the other two remained in the office.
After completing the robbery, the suspects returned the victims’ cell phones and fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.
Neither of the victims was injured during the incident. The total loss is estimated to be around $5,000 in cash.
Detectives have taken over the case. As of now, no surveillance video is available, Bundy said.