Hooded raider escapes with cash after tying up restaurant worker
A RESTAURANT worker was tied up by a hooded robber while cashing up on Sunday night, police said.
The staff member at Frankie & Benny’s in Gloucester had his wrists taped to a rail as the offender left with a bag full of cash.
The man managed to break free and raise the alarm at the eatery in St Oswald’s Retail Park in St Oswald’s Road.
Police are now appealing for information from the public about the robbery, which happened at around 11.15pm.
A police spokesman said: “A member of staff was cashing up when an unknown male entered the office, threatened him with a knife and demanded that he handed over the cash, which he did.
“Before making off with the money in a black drawstring JD bag, the offender taped the man’s wrists to a rail near to the fire exit. The man managed to break free.”
The offender is described as a white man, 6ft tall, of stocky build and wearing a black hoodie, black tracksuit trousers, a black hat and a scarf over his face.
He made off through the back of the retail park in the direction of Mercia Road.
Anyone with information that could help the police is asked to call 101, quoting incident 403 of November 4.