Investigators say the man, about 40 years old, entered the restaurant at 550 South Victoria Avenue, and ordered food from the clerk. When the clerk opened up the cash register, the suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and ordered the clerk to hand over all of the money. The clerk placed the money on the counter and the suspect picked it up.
Police say the heavy-set man, who had a beard and wore a baseball cap, was last seen running east through the restaurant's parking lot. Witnesses could not say if he left in a vehicle.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Detective Roger Garcia at (805) 385-7688 or leave a message on the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070. To give an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.