Ninja, accomplice rob Pompano Beach restaurant owner at gunpoint, deputies say

Robbery reported at Tortilleria Mexicana

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A man dressed as a ninja and his accomplice robbed a restaurant owner at gunpoint in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

The robbery was reported just before 10 p.m. Feb. 17 at Tortilleria Mexicana at 1614 E. Sample Road.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the men burst through the front door of the restaurant and convenience store, and the ninja wannabe ordered the victim at gunpoint to stand back as his accomplice grabbed cash from behind the sales counter.

Lourdes Isquivel, who works at the store, told Local 10 News reporter Derek Shore that she was restocking soda when one of the robbers put a gun in her face.

She said she has never experienced something like this, even in her homeland of Honduras.

Surveillance video shows the men hurrying out of the store after stealing an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Steven Hoover at 954-321-4200. Anonymous tips can be made to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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