Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery outside wings restaurant

Wings & Teriyaki in Gainesville. Gabby Arzola/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.

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