La Quinta Robbery Suspect Sought

Police are looking for a man who robbed a local dry cleaning business this week.

A man who robbed a La Quinta cleaners was at large Tuesday.

The man entered the Emerald Desert Cleaners, on Washington Street at Highway 111, around 11:20 a.m. Monday and handed a clerk a note demanding money, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Randy Vasquez.

"The suspect had his hand in his pocket indicating that he had a weapon," Vasquez said.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber ran away in an easterly direction, he said.

"The owner of the business was uninjured and delayed in reporting the incident," the sergeant added.

The robber was Hispanic, around 30, 5 feet 7, 165 pounds, with dark skin and acne scars on his face, wearing a white hoodie and dark jeans, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery was urged to call the sheriff's Thermal Station at (760) 863-8990.

City news service contributed to this report.

Ron Moon November 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
"Hispanic" 30, 5'7", 165 lbs. dark skin, acne scars, white Hoodie and dark jeans. That descibes half the people in this Valley. Any chance of giving Indio, Coachella, Thermal and Mecca back to Mexico? That alone would drop the Valley Crime Rate."Hispanic" population is aproximately 45% of the Coachella Valley yet they commit aproximately 90% of the Felony Crime. Dr. Raul Ruiz wants more "Hispanics" to have access to this Valley through his Liberal Illegal Immigration attitude. He feels people should be allowed to pick and choose which of our Laws they respect if any. I am told his Mother and Father came here Illegaly so I understand his Cultures reasoning.
ahddub November 28, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Ron...all u have to do is move! Not all hispanics are what u think..we are hard working people and half or even more than half of the hispanic population in coachella valley are the ones who keep the Greens and probably your yard looking green! Don't bash on something you read about once..Remembered, where not the ones killing people in theatres and schools..
markie mark November 30, 2012 at 05:27 AM
My hats off to you ahddub. I am Hispanic and I am General Manager here in one your local business'. Ignorance in some of our Latinos who didn't have a role model to look upto as to where moms are there but no dad's to pick them up and show them what a 9-5 job means .
Reginia Sam November 30, 2012 at 07:57 AM
Markie Mark, that's a good point. I think also its a matter of demographics because yes there are more Hispanics here than any other race. Like I said before I'm African American and me and my husband retired here for peace and quiet. I don't see that and this place is not like it was 20 years ago. Hispanics and blacks hate each other which I've yet to figure out. If I go to their area I'll probably be shot. Unfortunate but true. I wanted to go to the Tamale Festival, but I'm too afraid. I'm missing out on good things because of that. Maybe someone could enlighten me as to why, maybe I'm missing something.


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