Taqueria Gunman Still at Large

Police are looking for the man who aimed a gun at a clerk at a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday.

A male suspect remains at large Thursday after he aimed a gun at a clerk inside a Mexican restaurant in Watsonville on Tuesday and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Watsonville police said.

The suspect, described as between 16- and 22-years-old with a tall and thin build, displayed a chrome-colored handgun to the clerk and demanded money at 4:04 p.m. inside Fidel's Mexican Food at 301 Airport Blvd., police

After the clerk gave him cash, the suspect was seen fleeing the restaurant southbound on Airport Road, police said.

There were several patrons inside the eatery along with the clerk, but no one was injured, police said.

Police searched the area with the assistance of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force and Watsonville police's K-9 dog, Ellex, but they could not find the suspect.

The suspects remain at large and police urge anyone with information about the crime to contact Watsonville police's Investigations Bureau at (831) 768-3350 or the police department tipline at (831) 768-3544.

—Bay City News

Doc December 07, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Along with the cash, they should have sent him on with dinner - including an exploding taco!


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