Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery outside wings restaurant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —
Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Wednesday night outside a Gainesville wings restaurant.
Officers responded to a robbery call at Wings & Teriyaki at 490 NE 23rd Ave. around 10:10 p.m. The manager told police he was getting inside his car to leave for the night when a man approached him with a gun and demanded money.
The manager told police he gave cash to the suspect,, who then ran north of Family Dollar. Officers set a perimeter and used a K-9 to track the suspect to the parking lot of the Armani car dealership before the trail went cold.
Officer Ben Tobias said it's likely the suspect took off in a vehicle before police arrived.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-foot-6, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black mask, red hooded jacket and dark pants.