Gunmen attempt robberies at San Diego-area drive-throughs

Man tries to rob Paradise Hills Jack In The Box
Posted at 8:01 AM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 17:12:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police are searching for two gunmen they said tried to rob two separate drive-throughs this week.

Friday, police said a masked gunman that tried to rob a Paradise Hills-area Jack In The Box. The suspect entered the restaurant's drive-through on Alta View Drive just before 7 p.m. and told a drive-through employee that he was there to rob them. 

The employee said the man then flashed the butt of a gun tucked behind his waistband. The employee ran into the back of the business and the man fled the scene driving a light-colored, single cab, truck.

No money was stolen, police said.

SDPD described the man as white, clean shaven, in his late-20s, and wearing a black knit cap and black long sleeve shirt.

On Saturday, police said another attempt occurred at an Otay Mesa West McDonald's at about 5:30 a.m.

A man reportedly drove into the drive-through at 4350 Palm Avenue, brandished a gun at an employee and demanded money.

The employee ran from the window and the man fled the scene. No money was reportedly stolen.

He was described as a white, in his mid-30s, and wearing a white construction hat with a blue bandana underneath.

SDPD believe the man was driving a white, 2000 Ford Ranger truck.

Detectives are now investigating the attempted robberies and ask anyone with information is to call 619-531-2000.