BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Police in Burbank are searching for three men they say robbed a mini market at gunpoint.
Officers were called around 9 p.m. to a commercial fire when they arrived to find the store had also been robbed, according to the Burbank Police Department.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
It happened at 1516 North San Fernando Road, near Scott Road, on the lower level of a two-story strip mall.
The store owner told police one of the suspects had a handgun.
It’s unclear how much money or goods were taken during the robbery.READ MORE: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up
“It’s a frightening experience,” witness Aren Khanbabaei told CBS2/KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin. “And I don’t know what the liquor store is going to go through from having a robbery and a fire experience. It’s heartbreaking.”
The store owner was being treated for minor injuries.
“I was just hoping that everybody was alright, and I really wanted them to catch whoever would do such a thing to an innocent man,” said Hussein Maaz, who’s a friend of the store owner.
The store owner’s daughter says the family is rattled by the incident, but that her father is doing OK.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Multi-Car Crash In Anaheim
Burbank Police Department and the Burbank Fire Department are investigating this incident.