An employee of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant in Lakewood was struck on the head with a crowbar early Monday during a robbery.
Only the drive-through window of the restaurant in the 11500 Carson Street was open at about 2 a.m. when the man first tried to get into the drive-through by pounding on its window. He then smashed a door and entered the restaurant, Lt. Eric Castano of the Lakewood sheriff's station said.
Two employees were inside the restaurant and one ran out to call 911, Castano said. The robber assaulted the other worker and took the cash drawer.
The worker suffered a gash on his head and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Details about his condition were not immediately available.
A details description of the robber was not available early Monday. Investigators plan to look at surveillance video.