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Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery at Barragan's Mexican Restaurant in Glendale

Scary surveillance tape of the whole thing.

Barragan’s Mexican restaurant, yellow building outside
Barragan's, Glendale
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

A scary scene unfolded at a Barragan’s on Central Avenue in Glendale earlier this month, with an armed robber making his way through the kitchen after hours. What’s more: the whole thing was caught on surveillance camera.

Glendale Police released the tape to the LA Times in hopes that someone might come forward with information regarding the terrifying event, which ultimately left everyone unharmed. In the tape, a masked gunman in a grey hoodie hops a back wall in the parking lot of the restaurant before sneaking his was in through the back door. Once inside, he works his way through the kitchen, grabbing employees along the way.

Eventually a third employee sees the scene and manages to flee out the back door with the would-be robber close behind. The unnamed employee escapes towards the street, however, prompting the robber to ostensibly give up the pursuit and walking off. In the end, the employees were only shaken up, and nothing was actually taken from the restaurant.

If you’ve got any information that you feel might be useful regarding the frightening ordeal, which went down around 11 p.m. on January 3, contact the Glendale Police.