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Man eats at Del Taco then tries to rob manager, police say

April 27, 2013|By Lauren Williams

A Santa Ana man was arrested after allegedly trying to rob the manager of a Del Taco restaurant, Costa Mesa police said Friday.

Jose F. Rocha, 26, visited the restaurant at 1720 Superior Ave. with two other men with shaved heads, ordered food and ate about 4:45 p.m. April 14, police said.

After the three finished their meals, two of the men left but Rocha stayed and confronted the manager, reaching beneath his sweatshirt, motioning as if he had a gun and demanding money, police said.

The manager called police, and officers arrived while Rocha was still on scene. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and taken to Orange County Jail. No gun was found.

The case was being reviewed by the department's gang detail.

Police ask that anyone with information call gang investigator Luke Luczkiewicz at (714) 754-5056.


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