Whittier Mimi's Cafe robbery suspect sought

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- The search is on for a brazen robber who frightened workers at a Mimi's Cafe restaurant in Whittier.

Police said a robber entered the restaurant at Whittwood Town Center around 11 p.m. Sunday and threatened the employees at gunpoint.

Investigators believe the suspect snuck into the restaurant through the back door.

One of the employees said the suspect corralled all the workers into a second-floor office at the restaurant and had everyone empty out their pockets.

The suspect got away with the employees' cellphones and cash. Authorities said the suspect also took money from the restaurant safe.

No injuries were reported.

No customers were inside the establishment at the time of the robbery.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available, but officers hope surveillance footage from the restaurant will help them track him down.

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