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El Holdup Loco: Man Dons Obama Mask to Rob Fast Food Joint

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An El Pollo Loco in Duarte was the target of an armed robbery near closing time last night, reports KTLA, and one of the five suspects involved opted for a curious disguise: A President Obama mask. The men "tied up the employees and stole a large amount of money from the safe." While one suspect had a gun, say investigators, unconfirmed reports indicate the suspect with the fake Obama face was wielding a toy knife. Obama may be a President of many firsts, however this El Pollo Loco is familiar terrain for Duarte cops: "This is the fourth time this particular restaurant has been robbed."