Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Saturday, August 19, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Armed Robbery

Riverside, Ca- On August 19, 2006 at about 3:19 am, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the Jack In The Box Restaurant, which is located at 5126 Arlington Avenue to investigate an armed robbery. An employee reported that an armed suspect had just robbed the business.

An adult male armed with a handgun and wearing a ski mask entered the business through an open side door then threatened to shoot an employee unless they gave him cash. The suspect took cash from the business then fled the area on foot. None of the employees were injured. The dining room was closed with no customers inside but the drive-thru was open for business at the time the robbery occurred.

The suspect is described as possibly being a male Hispanic in his twenties having a medium build. There was no suspect vehicle seen.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Riverside Police Department - Central Investigations Bureau at (951) 353-7100.