The Coast News Group

Bakery robbed by gunmen

VISTA —Chico’s Panaderia, a bakery located at 1110 N. Santa Fe Avenue, was robbed at 11:40 a.m. Jan. 19. Two suspects entered the store and selected some pastries from the display case. As he was paying for the items, the first suspect demanded the employee give him money from the cash register. The suspect pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and again demanded cash. He then chambered a round in the gun and repeated his demands. The employee held out the money from the register for the suspect to take. At that point, the second suspect entered the bakery and took the money from the employee. Both suspects fled the store on foot. They were last seen going southbound on Santa Fe Avenue. The cash loss was about $500.
The first suspect was described as a Hispanic adult male between 40 and 50 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build and mustache. He was wearing a black beanie and a brown jacket. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic adult male between 35 and 40 years old, with a heavy build and wearing a blue shirt and white athletic shoes.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the identity of the person(s) responsible for this crime to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via