Robber shoots, wounds Dairy Queen employee during holdup
An armed robber shot and wounded an employee during a holdup Wednesday at a Redlands Dairy Queen, authorities said.
The robber entered the fast-food restaurant at 664 E. Redlands Blvd. shortly before 3:45 p.m., Redlands police said, and forced employees to open the cash register. He then forced the employees to the back of the store, where he shot a female employee in the leg before fleeing through a back door into the parking lot with an unknown amount of cash.
The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to a hospital.
The robber is described as a black male in his 30s, about 6 feet 3 and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, gloves and a bandanna over his face.
Investigators believe the robber is the same man who held up Shear Perfection beauty salon, at 430 E. State St., on March 14 and Stell Coffee & Tea, at 1580 Barton Road, on March 7.
Redlands police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Frank Rocha at (909) 798-7580 or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681.
-- Richard Winton