An International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant in Westchester was robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday, August 15th, by two men who made off with about $500 in cash, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Community police said.
Two black men approximately 20 to 30 years old entered the restaurant at 8600 Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, at about 11:30 a.m. and one of them allegedly displayed a rifle, LAPD Pacific Detective Thomas Vettrino said.
The suspects, who were not wearing masks, allegedly robbed two cash registers and fled on foot with the cash, he said. No vehicle was seen.
There were no injuries reported.
A waitress at the restaurant told police that she recognized the two men as prior customers who had been in the restaurant a couple of times before within the last four to six weeks, Vettrino said.
One suspect was described as five-feet-ten and wearing a black T-shirt with jeans, police said.
The other suspect was described as six feet tall and wearing a black T-shirt with jeans and a green hat, police said.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact LAPD Pacific detectives at (310) 482-6313.