Police were searching for a masked gunman who made off with $4,000 after holding an employee at gunpoint at an Islands restaurant in Woodland Hills late Sunday.
The armed robbery was reported around 11:15 p.m. at the restaurant in the 23300 block of Mulholland Drive, said Sgt. Ibanez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A man wearing a black bandanna entered the back door of the closed restaurant and pulled a gun out on one of the employees, police said. The employee was taken to a back room where he was forced to open the restaurant’s safe.
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Police said the gunman threatened the employee not to look at him as he took about $4,000 in loose cash.
The robber escaped through the back door and fled on foot. He was wearing all black including a hoodie and bandanna, police said.
No employees were hurt in the incident.
Investigators were checking to see if any outside surveillance cameras caught the robbery in progress. The restaurant has no cameras inside, officials said.