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Man leaves ice cream behind after robbing store

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

A robber with an apparent sweet tooth made off with the cash from an ice cream store -- but left his ice cream cone behind, Glendale police said.

The manager was alone about 2:59 p.m. Sunday inside the Cold Stone Creamery in the 3200 block of Foothill Boulevard when a man entered and put in his order, according to Glendale police.

He then placed a note on the shop’s counter demanding all the money, including change, in the cash register, the Glendale News-Press reported.

Reached by phone Monday, the store manager said the man was “really matter of fact.”

“I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ He was like, ‘Yeah.’ So I said, ‘OK,’” she said.

After taking the money, the man exited the shop through a side door, police said. He left his order, coffee-flavored ice cream, behind.

“And he didn’t pay for it,” said the 41-year-old store manager, who was unharmed in the incident.

The man was described as 5-feet-9 to 5-feet-11 wearing aviator-style sunglasses, a glove on his right hand and a dark-colored sweatshirt and baseball hat.


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-- Veronica Rocha and Jason Wells, Times Community News

Map: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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