Authorities are searching for three robbers who were seen on surveillance video holding up a doughnut shop in Norwalk Tuesday night.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Randy Donut in the 10900 block of Rosecrans Avenue.
Video showed three robbers, all wearing hooded sweatshirts, jumping over the counter.
As two of the robbers began ripping cash registers from the wall, the third intruder was pointing a handgun at an employee who curled up behind the counter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stated in a news release.
Video showed the three escaping the shop through a rear exit leading to a parking lot.
The robbers drove off in what was described as a four-door, silver-colored sedan. The vehicle was last seen heading northbound on Studebaker Road.
Investigators believe the trio got away with about $400 in cash.
The employees were not physically injured in the incident.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at 563-863-8711. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Later that same evening, authorities responded to a burglary at a Baskin-Robbins about 3 miles away.
The glass door leading to the ice cream shop had been shattered, arriving deputies noticed about midnight.
It was unclear what had been taken from the location in the burglary.
Investigators have not determined if the two incidents are related.