Robber forces Bob Evans employee at gunpoint; steals money from safe

Published: Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 12:54 AM
Updated: Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 7:42 AM

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Bob Evans on Harner Drive late Sunday. 

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery Sunday at a Bob Evans restaurant. 

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Police say while one of the employees was taking out the trash shortly before 11 p.m. at the restaurant, 1981 Harner Drive in Xenia, a gunman approached and forced the worker back inside.

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That’s when the robber took an unknown amount of money from the safe and fled out the back door. 

The employee was not injured during the robbery.

A K-9 was requested to the scene to look for the robber. The track led to a nearby Walmart parking lot, where officials say they believe the robber got into a vehicle.

The robber is described as a man wearing a black Nike jumpsuit and a black face mask, according to initial reports. 

A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) broadcast was issued to area police for the reported suspect vehicle, described as a 2003 black Infinity, occupied by two males who are possibly armed.