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Jack in the Box Robbed in Fremont While Customers Waited

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Investigators are still trying to locate a man who held up a Fremont Jack in the Box restaurant at gunpoint late Monday night, telling drive-through customers to please wait while he robbed the eatery, a police spokeswoman said. Police were notified of an armed robbery at the fast-food restaurant, located at 36848 Fremont Blvd., at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Officer Geneva Bosques said. Bosques said a man wearing a black Halloween mask that covered his face from the nose down entered the Jack in the Box, grabbed an employee from behind and pulled the person to the back of the restaurant.

“He went back in the kitchen area and made an employee lie down on the ground,” Bosques said. The robber took a headset from an employee, put it on, and used it to speak to customers waiting outside in the drive-through line. “He told whoever was waiting that it’s going to be a moment,” Bosques said. The man, who was armed with a small black revolver, took keys from one of the employees and used them to empty the restaurant’s drop boxes of cash, she said.

Bosques said it appeared the man was familiar with the inner workings of the restaurant. “He definitely seemed to know that these keys unlocked the boxes. He knew how to get the money,” she said. The robber also took cash from of an employee and stole from another employee’s purse before fleeing, police said. Bosques said the employees feared for their lives but that no one was injured. None of them recognized the man, but they said he had very distinctive green eyes, she said.

The suspect is described as white or South-Asian Indian, and in his 20s. He is about 6 feet tall with a skinny build, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black gloves.

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