Suspect robs Arcadia restaurant at gunpoint

A suspect robbed Carmine's Italian Restaurant in the 300 block of East Live Oak Avenue in Arcadia Sunday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Arcadia police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a restaurant at gunpoint early Sunday.

The suspect allegedly approached two employees behind Carmine's Italian Restaurant in the 300 block of East Live Oak Avenue shortly after midnight.

The two employees were taking out the trash when the suspect pointed a chrome-colored handgun at them and forced them back into the restaurant. Once inside, the suspect forced the manager to open the safe. He then fled the scene with a bag filled with about $6,000.

The suspect was seen exiting the rear door and fleeing in a dark-colored vehicle parked on 3rd Avenue.

He was described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie and a bandana covering his nose and mouth.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information was urged to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150.

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