2 arrested in Taco Bell robbery

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SAN DIEGO -- Two men were arrested on suspicion of robbing a fast-food restaurant in the Linda Vista community of San Diego, a police sergeant said Sunday.

The suspects were identified as Lateef Abdu, 24, and Abdirahim Nour, 20, the San Diego Police Department said.

One of the suspects allegedly walked into a Taco Bell at 7049 Eastman Street around 9 p.m. Saturday, approached the counter with an employee standing at the cash register, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the cashier, Sergeant Michael Tansey with SDPD said.

The employee removed the cash drawer and put it on the counter. The suspect took the cash from the drawer and fled out a west door of the restaurant to the passenger's side of a waiting white vehicle, which then drove away, Tansey said.

"The employees called the police after an approximate 30-minute delay. During that time delay SDPD patrol officers observed a white vehicle driving erratically in Linda Vista," he said. "They stopped the vehicle at 1400 Ulric Street."

During the traffic stop the officers found $374 in cash and a loaded handgun in the vehicle. Both men were arrested and charged with robbery.

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