PLEASANTON -- Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob two restaurants late Tuesday night.
Around 10:40 p.m., two men walked into New York Pizza on the 4000 block of Santa Rita Road. The men pointed handguns at the employees and ordered them to hand over cash.
A few minutes later, the two men entered a Taco Bell on the same block and repeated their demand. Police said, however, that one man appeared to signal to the other during the robbery, and both ran out of the business without any money or property.
They were last seen running south through a parking lot toward Rosewood Drive.
The men were described as black male adults between 18 and 20 years old. Both wore black ski masks, hooded sweatshirts and baggy blue jeans. Both weighed between 160 and 170 pounds. One man was about 6 feet tall. The other was between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 6 feet tall.
One man wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white lettering that read "Hollister" across the chest and black gloves with yellow webbing between the fingers. The other man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray gloves and had a black backpack or messenger bag.
Police said a similar robbery attempt occurred at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at Nation's Giant Hamburgers at 5321 Hopyard Road. The suspects in that attempt -- described similarly to the suspects in the Tuesday night robbery -- approached an employee of Nations and tried to rob the restaurant before leaving in an older white four-door Honda.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.
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