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LAPD hunts for serial robber targeting fast food eateries

January 19, 2012 |  1:33 pm

Los Angeles police are looking for a serial robber who has held up fast-food restaurants across L.A.'s Eastside and Northeast areas in recent weeks.

Los Angeles police detectives say between Dec. 9 and Jan. 7 he has struck numerous times at popular brand-name restaurants. Each time he pulled out a handgun, threatened to kill employees unless they handed over money from the register, then escaped with the money on foot.

Described as a 24- to 27-year-old male Latino, about 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 and weighing about 135 pounds, the man has dark-colored hair and eyes.

The man has been captured on surveillance video and witnesses have helped police artists create a composite that authorities plan to make public later Thursday.

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