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Dude With A Sword And Ninja-Like Mask Robbed A Walgreens

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A sword-wielding man wearing a ninja-like mask robbed a Walgreens Pharmacy store in Orange County on Wednesday night.

Police are searching for the suspect who fled (er...vanished) after he pointed his sword at the store clerk and made out with about $200 in cash at the Walgreens located at 1201 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. in Placentia around 7:45 p.m., the OC Register reports. Nobody was hurt in the robbery, according to CBS Los Angeles.

And as is expected if you're wearing a ninja-like mask, the suspect was wearing all black, including his leather jacket, shirt, gloves and pants.

Placentia Police believe the suspect took off his mask when he ran away. They describe him as a 29-year-old white man with curly brown hair, standing at 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He is clean-shaven.

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