Santa Ana Police Look For 3 Men in Coffee Shop Armed Robbery Caught on Video

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Santa Ana Police officials are looking for two men and a person of interest in connection with a coffee shop robbery that was caught on surveillance video Monday.

The incident was reported about 3:15 p.m. at M&Toi Café, 4702 West 1st St.
A man is seen in surveillance video entering the cafe and siting down at the bar.

After several minutes, the man appeared to be texting someone and soon after two men wearing bandanas on their faces entered the building.

The robbers were armed with a knife and a gun and demanded that the cashier open the register, police said in a news release.

The man who had been seated at the bar then walked around the counter, took money out of the register and the two masked men ran out of the coffee shop.

The other man was not at the scene by the time authorities arrived.

"The detectives certainly want to talk to him," Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said about the man.

Police said the man who took the money is being considered a person of interest in the case.

One of the suspects was later seen without the bandana in surveillance video captured outside the business, police said.

The robbers are described as being Hispanic or Asian between 15 to 25 years old.

Anyone with information on the identity the robbers or the third man is asked to contact Detective A. Garcia at 714-245-8408, email or call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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