Armed robber killed by off-duty cop eating lunch at burger shop, police say

A man walked in and robbed the cashier at gunpoint, right in front of an off-duty cop, officials said

By Don Sweeney
The Sacramento Bee

SAN PABLO, Calif. — A robbery at a California burger restaurant interrupted the lunch of an off-duty police officer, who fatally shot the robber, sheriff's officials said.

The incident took place at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Nation's Giant Hamburgers in San Pablo, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department news release.

Amanuel Moreno, 29, of Richmond entered the restaurant and robbed the cashier at gunpoint, the release said.

An off-duty University of California, Berkeley, police officer who was dining in the restaurant confronted Moreno and shot him once, sheriff's officials said. Moreno died at a hospital.

Investigators ask that anyone with information on the incident call 925-313-2600 or leave an anonymous tip at or 866-846-3592.

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