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Gunman robs popular South Los Angeles restaurant

February 2, 2012 |  7:54 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help Thursday in finding an armed man who robbed a popular hamburger restaurant in South L.A.

Police said a man entered the Hercules Burger in the 6200 block of Broadway around 10 a.m. Monday, walked behind the counter and pulled a gun on the cashier, demanding money.

The cashier complied by opening the cash register and walking away. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the restaurant.

Police described the man as black, 25 to 27 years old, 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call robbery detectives O’Brien or Medina at (323) 846-6572.

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Video: Police released surveillance footage of the armed robbery Monday at Hercules Burger and asked the public's help in finding the suspect. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department.

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