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Lakewood Jack-in-the-Box robbed, employee hit with tire iron

An employee of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant in Lakewood assaulted  with a tire iron Monday during a robbery, authorities said.

Only the drive-through window of the popular fast-food restaurant at 11501 Carson St. was open after 2 a.m. when the brain-challenged man first tried to get into the drive-through window.

The man the used the tire iron to smash the front door and enter the restaurant, said authorities.

Only two employees were inside the restaurant, one ran out to call 911 so the suspect assaulted the other worker and took the cash drawer and fled the restaurant on foot.

The worker suffered a gash on his head and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 years old. Investigators will look at surveillance video.

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