Man asks for ice cream before robbing Mexican restaurant

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man who pretended to be a customer before robbing a Mexican restaurant remains on the run. Immediately after the first robbery attempt, the same man tried to rob a second person who was sitting in a vehicle nearby.

Surveillance footage shows the man enter Taqueria Los Jarochos, which is located on Summer Avenue, on April 22 around 7:30 p.m. He's wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with blue jeans as he points a gun at the employee's face.

"When he came in here, he's asking, 'Where's the ice cream?'" employee Juana Garcia recalled.

According to Memphis Police Department, the man chased Garcia and a second employee out of the restaurant through the back door.

Once outside, the suspect approached a man who was sitting inside his vehicle. While trying to rob that man, the suspect fired his gun, then took off running.

The condition of the man who was shot inside his vehicle has not yet been released.

No arrests have been made, but Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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