Chula Vista

2 Suspects Sought in Chula Vista Donut Shop Robbery

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Police are looking for two men suspected of robbing a cash register Saturday from a husband and wife who run a donut shop in Chula Vista.

One of the suspects distracted the shopowner's wife while the second grabbed the register inside KD's Donuts at Third Avenue and Palomar Street around 1:15 p.m., according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

Surveillance video shows one of the suspects in a tug of war over the cash register. The suspect then used a knife to detach the cash register's wire, but did not threaten any workers, police said.

The suspects were driving a newer model blue Hyundai sedan and left heading westbound on Palomar Street, a Chula Vista police officer at the scene told NBC 7. The vehicle also appears to have out of state license plates.

Lou said he heard his wife scream and chased after the suspects as they got into their car, as seen in the surveillance video.

"I think they desperately need the money, but at the same time I need my own money too," said Seng Lou, the owner of KD's Donuts. "I really hope he changes his mind and stops doing that."

Police described one of the suspects as having a medium build with dark hair and wearing a blue shirt, jeans, black shoes and a white N95 mask.

The second was wearing a gray shirt, jeans, white shoes and a black bandana as a face covering, police said. Both suspects are in their twenties, according to police.

Police are considering the incident an armed robbery and have not yet found the suspects.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no store employees or citizens were injured during the robbery. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to please contact the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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