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McCriminal: LAPD seeks violent fast food robber, 7 businesses hit

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It's Unhappy Meals all around for six restaurants and one Radio Shack recently robbed in Northeast Los Angeles.

The suspect, armed with a blue-steel handgun, threatens employees and and demands cash register money, LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy told reporters at a news conference Thursday evening, reports  Eagle Rock Patch.

It is unknown if the gun is real or a prop, however the suspect has "resorted to violence behind the counter,” Murphy remarked, but declined to give additional details because of the ongoing investigation. He did note that the robber typically gets the cash he's after, and that the incidents occurred between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Captured on video surveillance, the suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • 24 to 27-years-old
  • Spanish-speaking, but speaks English without an accent
  • 5 feet 7 inches tall, approx.
  • 135 pounds, approx.
  • Dark hair
  • Dark eyes
  • Possibly light complexioned
  • Wearing a hoodie-type sweater
  • Wearing dark, baggy pants