Armed restaurant robbers at large in Florida
WESTON, Fla. (WHDH) -- Detectives are searching for the two armed men who held up employees at one South Florida restaurant.
The armed robbery occurred at the Moon Thai & Japanese restaurant, located on Weston Road, last Saturday night.
The cooks, servers and bus boys were closing up the restaurant, when two robbers barged in through the back door of the business.
Detectives recently released surveillance video taken inside the restaurant, which shows the suspects as they held a bus boy at gunpoint. "I kind of blanked out. It was surreal," the bus boy said.
According to the employee, the suspects demanded his wallet and cell phone, then moved him into one of the restaurant's bathrooms. "They just grabbed me, threw me in the bathroom, told me to lie down," he said.
Then, the crooks stole about $1,000 in cash from the cash register.
The bus boy's brother also works at the restaurant and witnessed the crime. "I tried to run," he said, "but the guy, he grabbed me by the neck and put me into the bathroom."
None of the employees were injured during the armed robbery, but deputies want to capture the suspects, who managed to escape. Veda Coleman-Wright of the Broward County Sheriff's Office said, "The robbery detectives are releasing this surveillance video, because they consider these individuals to be armed and dangerous, and obviously, we want to identify them before they hurt someone."
Restaurant employees are also hoping the armed bandits are caught. "I was praying that gun did not go off," the bus boy said.
If you know the identities or whereabouts of the subjects in this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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