Police are searching for a suspect who held a popular restaurant in Concord at gunpoint and made off with thousands of dollars.
The violent armed robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. Sunday, when a masked suspect entered a Five Guys restaurant with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash, police said. Employees fearing for their safety handed over the cash, according to police.
"It's really alarming," said Joanne Domina, a Clayton resident. "I think it's considered one of the safest cities in California."
The Five Guys restaurant is located at the Clayton Valley Shopping Center, near the Concord and Clayton border.
Concord Police Cpl. Christopher Blakely said the suspect is described as a man standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and 220 pounds with a muscular build. He was last wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, Blakely added.
The owner of the restaurant said they have never been robbed before and employees are very shaken up.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Concord police at 925-671-3220.