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Gunman Takes $78 From Dry Cleaner

November 12, 1986

An unidentified man walked into a Costa Mesa dry cleaner Tuesday, pulled a revolver from a bundle of shirts he carried, demanded money from an employee and fled with a small amount of cash, police said.

Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Michael Millington said the man, described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, in his mid-20s and with red hair and glasses, entered Econo Cleaners in the 1200 block of West Baker Street at 7:25 a.m.

The woman employee was not hurt in the robbery.

Millingham said the bandit fled on foot with $78.

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