Pistol-wielding man wearing Halloween mask robs Duarte fast-food restaurant
A man wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a pistol charged into an El Pollo Loco restaurant in Duarte and walked off with a large bundle of cash, police said Wednesday.
Authorities denied reports that four other robbers were involved and that one of them flashed a toy gun.
“There is no truth to that,” said Lt. Tom McNeal of the Temple City sheriff's station.
Police would not comment on reports that the robber wore a President Obama mask.
Julie Weeks, a spokeswoman for the Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco chain, said the restaurant is working closely with the police, but she would not comment on details of the robbery.
-- Ching-Ching Ni