Police: Armed man steals chicken from Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles restaurant in Pasadena

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 11:29:57-05

PASADENA, Calif. (CNS) - A man who walked into the Pasadena Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles not wearing a mask and got into a confrontation with employees that led to him pulling a gun and stealing chicken from the restaurant was at large Thursday morning.

The robbery occurred about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at 830 N. Lake Ave., according to Pasadena police Lt. Bill Grisafe.

The suspect was not wearing a mask when he and another man walked into the restaurant, prompting an argument with employees, who asked him to put on a mask. The man responded by pulling a gun on workers, police said.

Surveillance footage aired by ABC7 showed the suspect place an item on a counter near the kitchen, then pull a gun and enter the cooking area. He is later seen walking through the restaurant with a plate of food, pushing a table out of the way as he exited.

Cook Robert Gonzalez told the station the armed suspect walked into the kitchen said "Put all the chicken in the bag."

It did not appear the thief took anything other than food, police said.

No injuries were reported and the suspect remained at large.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4620.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.