Armed robbery at Wendy's in east Henrico

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico County Police are investigating an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant.

It happened at the Wendy's in the 2200 block of East Laburnum Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Police say someone wearing a mask walked into the restaurant with a handgun and forced an employee to the back of business.

The employee then ran away. The suspect shot his gun. Other workers locked themselves into an office.

The gunman was described as a black male, 30-35 years of age, 5'8" - 5'10", 185 - 215 pounds, short hair, dark complexion, and a large build.  He was last seen wearing a black zip up jacket, black pants, white shoes, and a black bandana partially covering his face.

A witness observed the suspect getting into a silver or gray, 4 - door Cadillac (STS or DHS), with dark tinted windows, and chrome wheels.  The driver was described as a black male with long braids and wearing a white tee shirt.

If you know anything that can help, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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