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Suspect robs downtown Glendale cell phone store at gunpoint

September 18, 2013

A thief got away with several hundreds of dollars Monday after robbing a cell phone store in downtown Glendale at gunpoint, police said.

No one was hurt during the robbery, which occurred about 1:21 p.m. at Metro PCS in the 1100 block of East Broadway, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

A 20-year-old store employee called police during the robbery, and dispatchers could hear someone demanding money, he added. She was also able to activate the store’s alam.

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The thief reportedly walked into the store, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. But when police arrived at the cell phone store, the thief had already fled with the money.

The thief was described as a Latino man, 40 to 50 years old, 200 pounds and 5 feet 9 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a light blue, long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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