El Monte Police Connect Jack in the Box Shooting Suspect to Separate Armed Robbery of Subway Restaurant

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An armed robbery and fatal shooting suspect is shown on surveillance footage in a Jack in the Box in El Monte on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: El Monte Police Department)

El Monte police announced on Monday that the man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Jack in the Box employee may also be a suspect in the robbery of a Subway restaurant.

The robbery occurred Oct. 19 at the Subway located at 5200 Rivergrade Road in Irwindale around 7:23 p.m. The man was armed with a silver handgun when he robbed the restaurant and fled the scene, Irwindale police said.

He was seen wearing similar clothing and the same Halloween mask worn during the Jack in the Box attempted robbery and shooting.

Juan Manuel Vidal, 25, was shot and killed Oct. 21 during the robbery of the Jack in the Box. Police said it was unclear why the suspect opened fire on Vidal.

The suspect fled the fast food restaurant after the shooting and no money was taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.  Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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