The pet owners had been walking their dog Tito on Saturday evening when the thieves pulled up in a black car.
She had worked at the restaurant for 34 years and leaves behind three grandchildren and three children of her own.
According to a criminal complaint, the suspect's 16-year-old daughter said she was best friends with the victim and claimed they staged the robbery together.
"Tonight, we mourn the loss of one of our officers who was shot & killed in an armed robbery attempt," the Los Angeles Police Protective League said.
The two men allegedly committed a series of armed robberies that left two people dead in parking garages around Las Vegas on December 30 and 31.
The woman initially said an attempted robber shot her daughter outside her home, but the crime scene was inside the house.
Kristal Bayron Nieves was shot in the torso and two other people were injured during the robbery.
A video shows firefighters removing bricks as the man—and police officers—wait.
Police in Oakland, California, have shared further details after "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider revealed that she was robbed over the weekend.
The trial of the men, whose ages range from 22 to 28, accused of stealing from the Green Vault Museum in Dresden will begin on January 28.
During the alleged robbery gone wrong, the victim pulled out his own gun and shot the 12-year-old suspect, who was later arrested.
The three sentenced in Pennsylvania Monday carried out the 2017 attempted robbery that led to the murder of 58-year-old Domino's delivery driver Richard LaBar.
The two men reportedly made off with $7,500 after cracking the grandparents' safe and pilfering the children's piggy banks.
"My child free!" his mother screamed in joy on the courthouse steps Thursday. His mother and older brother escorted him away from the courthouse as a free man.
"Who and how and why? All of those are unanswered. It ranks high on the list of mysteries, that's for sure," Akron Police Lieutenant Michael Miller said.
Both the Oakland and San Francisco communities in California have reported a rise in vehicle break-ins this year.
The judge who sentenced Bostic to life in prison in 1997 and advocated for his parole said so much has been discovered about brains of young people since then.
"We're not tolerating this in Orange County," said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer of the arrest.
"A city that I love and everybody loves to come to is going to be a desert if they don't stop this," the owner of the dealership said.
The boy's mother, an employee, was reportedly being choked by one of the suspects after she was unable to open the pizzeria's cash register.
Chicago, San Francisco and Baltimore are among the cities with fewer reported robberies in 2021 than in 2020.
"I was in the car when it happened. All I could hear was a smash...I jumped out of the car, but it was quick," a victim of the robbery said.
"We feel a little bit like we're under assault," said California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin.
Investigators are unsure if the money is related to a massive burglary that occurred at the church in 2014.
Kevin Nishita, a former police officer, earned an award commending his "high moral character" in 2018.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento are among the cities most highly-affected by retail crime, which could worsen this holiday season.
Los Angeles police said they are investigating the incident, which is one of several retail thefts that have occurred in California over the last two weeks.
Many of the reported thefts have involved dozens of people who broke into stores and stole items while traveling in groups.
The store's owners said they "cannot operate as a business at the moment" on a GoFundMe page launched after the break-in.
"We want to protect people and we want to respect people's rights, including small business owners," Newsom said.