Man threatened to kill taco shop employee in attempted robbery

SAN DIEGO – San Diego police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for an attempted armed robbery.

On August 3 at 8:30 p.m., a man walked into Adalberto’s Mexican Restaurant in the 2400 block of Market Street and told a front counter employee several times, in Spanish, to give him all the money. He told her that he had a gun and lifted up his shirt several times but no gun was seen. When the employee refused to give him money, he told her that he would come back and kill her.

The man then ran out of the store and headed east on Market Street.

The man is described as 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, with medium build. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and white tennis shoes and was carrying a white plastic bag.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the man is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at 619-531-2299 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via http://www.sdcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.