Police are asking residents who may have seen the suspect to call detectives at (626)744-4522. Forensic psychologist Louis B. Schlesinger, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said the robber’s “very high-risk” crimes suggest he is an impulsive person with a mental disorder. Returning to Houston’s two nights after a robbery attempt is not smart, he said. “He’s placing himself at risk to get apprehended,” said Schlesinger, who “Usually people with some sophistication don’t do that.” Most criminals commit crimes in areas they know well, said Schlesinger, so he may be returning to Arroyo Parkway because it has a degree of familiarity and comfort. It’s also possible the man worked in restaurants and has an understanding of the way they operate, he said. Restaurant robberies are difficult to prevent, and it’s best for customers and employees to cooperate if there’s another incident, Schlesinger said. Even sophisticated criminals are extremely nervous when they commit crimes, he said, and trying to resist puts people at risk. In a matter of time, the man will be caught, Schlesinger said. Then he’ll plead out, do two years in jail, learn how to do it better and “come out and do it again,” he said. “This is the meat and potatoes of the court system.” has written eight books on criminal behavior. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAuthorities believe the suspect is the same man who attempted an April 13 robbery of Houston’s, an upscale restaurant about four blocks north of Sizzler. The gunman wasn’t able to access the safe during that incident because the manager had fled, according to a customer who witnessed the crime. But he returned about midnight Saturday and made off with about $2,000 cash from the safe and wait staff. About 20 diners were at the Sizzler during Wednesday night’s robbery, Hall said. Witnesses said the suspect appeared to be an African-American man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. Lt. Rodney Wallace, who was on duty during the robbery, estimated that officers were at the restaurant in less than a minute. The suspect took off on foot heading south on Arroyo Parkway, police said, and officers set up a containment for one to two blocks in each direction surrounding the restaurant. Tracking dogs were used in the search, but the suspect escaped. The gunman could be a resident, Wallace said, or could have escaped on one of the Gold Line trains or the Pasadena (110) Freeway, which begins on Arroyo Parkway just south of the restaurant. PASADENA – For the third time in a week, a gunman – likely the same person – terrified employees and diners during a brazen restaurant robbery, police said Thursday. No customers were accosted in any of the incidents, and no one has been hurt, but diners and employees should be on the alert, police said. “I don’t think there is any reason for us to think he won’t try it again until we catch him,” said Pasadena Police Department spokeswoman Janet Pope-Givens. The latest incident happened at 8:19p.m. Wednesday, when the man, wearing a ski mask and a dark jogging suit with a white “V” design, robbed the Sizzler at 730 S. Arroyo Parkway. He stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and a safe in the back office, said Pasadena police Lt. Kevin Hall.