Taco shop workers pepper sprayed during robbery

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SAN DIEGO – A drive-through taco shop was robbed Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Hope neighborhood of San Diego after two men used pepper spray to distract employees before taking the cash register, according to police.

The suspects got away in a black car, possibly an Acura, after stealing the register from the Los Reyes Mexican food restaurant in the 4200 block of Market Street at the corner of Toyne Street shortly before 2 p.m., Sgt. Tom Sullivan said.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic man, about 38 years old, with a medium build, a shaved head and wearing a beige Padres shirt and baggy denim pants. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man, about 30 years old, with a medium build, spiked hair, and wearing a blue shirt, jeans and dark sunglasses, according to Sullivan.

The total loss was unknown.

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