Hutchinson police: Armed man robs Sirloin Stockade
05/27/2012 5:00 AM
05/27/2012 9:41 AM
Police continued to search for an armed man who robbed employees at a local restaurant early Saturday morning.
At about 6:06 a.m. Hutchinson police officers were called to the Sirloin Stockade restaurant, 1526 E. 17th Ave., on a report of an armed robbery in progress, according to Capt. Troy Hoover.
Three employees had been preparing food when a man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant through an unlocked door and demanded money. He forced the employees into a walk-in cooler. As he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, they called 911 on a cellphone, Hoover said..
“No injuries were reported, and the restaurant was closed to the public at the time. It was unknown what mode of travel the suspect used; however the investigation is still ongoing,” Hoover said.
The employees were visibly shaken and told police they didn’t recognize the man. The restaurant, which opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast, was closed until 12:15 p.m.
By Saturday evening the restaurant was packed with customers, and it was business as usual.
Meanwhile, Hoover said they had a few leads, but nothing strong.
“Any information anybody has about someone matching the man’s description would be very helpful,” Hoover said.
The man is described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, wearing a black jacket with Asian-style art on the front.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816.
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