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Man in gorilla mask and carrying a stun gun robs taco stand in La Mesa

A man wearing what appeared to be a gorilla mask and waving a stun gun robbed a taco stand early Monday in the city of La Mesa in eastern San Diego County.

Police say the masked man had an accomplice in the robbery at Aliberto's Taco Shop shortly after midnight.

One man entered the store and ordered a burrito, police said. While the clerk was busy fixing the burrito, the masked man entered the store and demanded money, police said.

After clearing out the cash drawer, the two fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

--Tony Perry in San Diego


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Photo: A masked man is shown on a surveillance camera robbing a taco stand in La Mesa. Credit: KGTV-Channel 10 


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