LINCOLN PARK — Police are seeking a man who got away with thousands of dollars in cash last Sunday from Checkers, 2250 Dix.
They were called about 1 a.m. on word of an armed robbery, but were too late to locate a suspect. Before their arrival a man had walked in through the vestibule and was greeted at the north-side window by a manager. The man then jumped through the window and pulled a black revolver from the right side of his waistband.
Once inside the restaurant he ordered employees to the floor, grabbed a plastic bag from a storage area and moved to the south-side register, where one employee opened the till and another dumped the money from it into the bag as the manager was forced to stand to the side and watch.
The man then went to the area where the safe is and forced an employee to open it and another employee to empty its contents into the bag.
After taking the bag from the employee, the man fled on foot out the south door and west on Cleveland toward Riopelle, where a K-9 officer from Southgate lost the track.
The robber is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hat with flaps covering his ears and a dark-colored shirt, possibly a gray fleece, with black pants bearing a yellow logo, as well as black gloves with the fingertips cut off.