A robbery occurred at Roberto’s Taco shop on the corner of Black Mountain Road and Mira Mesa Boulevard at around 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Two men reportedly went inside the store wearing white bandanas to cover their faces and threatened employees with a knife as they robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of cash. Police reported to the scene to discover that the perpetrators had fled eastbound from the back of the store.
As units in the area were on alert, dispatch relayed additional description of the suspects over police radio — one suspect was wearing a gray shirt and the other a blue shirt. An officer who was at the scene of the incident added, “Both had black baseball caps.” No other descriptions of the suspects were issued.
Authorities searched for the two men on Hillery Drive from Black Mountain Road and all the way east near Maya Linda Road. They also searched nearby shopping-center parking lots, including the area surrounding Edwards Cinemas, but came up emptyhanded.
Police remained at the establishment well past midnight for further investigation and interviews while the suspects remained at large. According to an employee at the taco shop, no one was injured from the robbery.