BUENA PARK (CBSLA) — A doughnut shop clerk was shot early Wednesday during an armed robbery.
Modoo Donuts in Buena Park reopened hours later, but workers were very shaken after the overnight robbery.READ MORE: Man Critically Injured With Burns From Fire At Vacant, Boarded Up Home
The clerk was serving a customer at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when two men entered, one of them armed with a handgun, Buena Park police Sgt. Mike Lovchik said. One of the men jumped behind the counter and demanded cash.
During a struggle, a shot was fired and a baker was wounded in the neck. He had only been working at Modoo Donuts for three weeks.
The man was wounded but is expected to be okay.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover, and police are interviewing him for a possible suspect description.
A second worker at the shop at the time of the robbery was not hurt.READ MORE: Gym Owners Drop Complaint Over Coronavirus Restrictions
“It’s one of the businesses that’s open when I’m on my way to work,” customer Sybil Earl said. “It’s terrible. Very nice people work here – very, very nice.”
Security video of the robbery has been turned over to police.
The suspects got away with cash and ran away on foot.
One of the suspects was described as a black man, wearing a dark sweatshirt, and a bandanna over his face. His accomplice was described as a black or Hispanic man, wearing a light sweatshirt, also with a bandanna over his face.
Anyone with information about the crime can call police at (714) 562-3901.MORE NEWS: Los Angeles Times Editorial Writer, Robert Greene, Wins Pulitzer Prize
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