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Restaurant Owner Says Armed Robber Was A Regular

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are asking for the public’s help in finding the two men who robbed a Mexican restaurant earlier this summer.

Jesus Garza, owner of Los Dos Tarascos, told CBS4 on Thursday the men pointed guns at his head during the crime. They took $800 from the cash register and ran away and so far haven’t been located.

The crime happened on June 25 in the middle of the day at the restaurant, located at 12507 East Mississippi Avenue. The restaurant’s surveillance cameras captured video of the men with guns in the store.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Garza said the men were screaming at the few people in the restaurant at the time.

“One of them grabbed me by the neck, pointed the gun at my head, starting saying where’s the money, where’s the money or I’m going to shoot you,” Garza said through a translator.

Jesus Garza talks with CBS4's Brooke Rogers. (credit: CBS)

Jesus Garza talks with CBS4’s Brooke Rogers. (credit: CBS)

“I really thought he was going to kill me, shoot me, because they seemed to be really angry,” he said. “I was really scared.”

Garza said he recognized one of the men. He said he was a regular customer at the store.

“I just want to say that I hope they really catch them. I pray to the lord that they catch them soon,” Garza said.

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Aurora police released the following details about the case:

The suspects are described as two black males in their late 30’s, 6′ tall, weighing between 175-185 pounds, with short black hair.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Agent Richard Hefty with the District 1 Crimes Against Persons Unit at (303) 739-6947. Tipsters can remain anoymous by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. Tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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