Vista store owners concerned by lack of information from police after robbery
Laura Manley, who works at the Peanut Man, says she was more concerned about the lack of information given by the police than the actual robbery.
Police are looking for this man, pictured in a security camera image captured outside the store.
By: Tori Beth Black
Police are still looking for an armed robber who escaped from a frozen yogurt shop in the Vista with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The man walked into Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt shop on Lincoln Street around 7:00 P.M. Thursday night, only to leave seconds later with the money.
The manager of Tutti Frutti said the back door is normally kept unlocked for customers. The man was wearing a mask and appeared to have a gun in his pockets.
People who work in other businesses in the Vista say they were told nothing about the hold-up. Laura Manley, who works at the Peanut Man, was also concerned.
"It just didn't feel right. It was a little concerning," Manley said. "I could've imagined it happening like, three blocks up or something like that, but not so close to us."
Manley said she was even more concerned by the lack of information given to her by the police.
"None of them came to us and told us what was going on so that was a little confusing because we were like, do we need to be concerned," she asked. "Is somebody in the area? What exactly is going on?"
Manley says she still feels comfortable in the Vista.
"Security comes in and checks on us every day," she said. "We have a good relationship with them. There are cameras in between every single store."
As for her store's back door, it will be kept locked.
The investigation is ongoing, and police have released a security camera image of the man they are looking for. If you have any information concerning this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.