Bear – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Bear area restaurant and the robbery of an employee that occurred last night, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.
Bratz said that at approximately 9:47 p.m. last night, Monday, February 6, 2017, as three male suspects confronted an employee of the Hibachi Restaurant, located at 1160 Pulaski Highway, Bear.
The employee was taking out the trash to the dumpster and closing the business for the night when the suspects threw the employee to the ground and took his cell phone and money, according to Bratz. The victim was then ordered to open the doors to the restaurant as one of the suspects displayed a handgun, said Bratz.
The suspects forced the victim back inside and attempted to get another employee to come over to them but when the employee refused to come over the suspects fled, said Bratz. There were no injuries.
The first suspect was described as a black male 20-30 years of age. He was last seen wearing dark clothing with his face covered. He was also armed with a gun.
The second suspect was described as a black male 20-30 years of age. He was last seen wearing a red jacket with his face covered.
The third suspect was also described as a black male between 20-30 years of age. He was last seen wearing lighter colored clothing with his face covered.
Bratz said that the Delaware State Police would like to remind the business community that robbery prevention is something business owners need to cover with new hires as well as current employees on a regular basis.
He went on to say that anytime there is money in a place, there is a chance that someone will want that money, and is willing to use force to get it. You can take some simple steps to help reduce the chances that you, or your business, will be robbed. There is no way to fully prevent robbery, but you can reduce the odds of becoming a victim.