Popular Mexican market robbed

February 12, 2009 1:19:32 PM PST
Police in Redwood City are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday evening at a popular Mexican market and restaurant.

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Two suspects armed with handguns walked into La Estrellita at 2205 Middlefield Road at about 7:15 p.m. and held up two cashier stands, according to the Redwood City Police Department.

Witnesses told police that the robbers demanded access to two cash registers and took an undisclosed amount of money.

A female cashier was pistol-whipped during the robbery, police said.

A customer entering the business while the robbery was in progress was also robbed at gunpoint before the suspects fled east on Laurel Street.

They are described as black men, about 25 to 28 years old and around 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 210 pounds. They were wearing black hoodies and masks, blue denim pants and white athletic shoes.

The cashier who was pistol-whipped was treated for her injuries at the scene.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Redwood City Police Department at (650) 780-7100.

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