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Surveillance pictures show seafood restaurant robber wielding gun

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Surveillance photos from Captain D's Seafood Restaurant on Chamberlayne Avenue show the suspect who robbed the take-out store, Wednesday night. Employees say the man calmly walked into the store, and demanded money. Police confirm this is the fourth time in less than four months, that Captain D's, and the fast-food place next door, were robbed at gunpoint.

The pictures show the suspect making his way into Captain D's, holding a gun at his side. The man is wearing a Bruins hoodie sweatshirt, and a red bandana over his face. He then motions for employees to gather near him.

NBC12 spoke to Captain D's Richmond area supervisor. His identity is concealed for security. The supervisor says the scenario seemed routine for this robber.

"He seems very comfortable. He wasn't running. He wasn't rushing... very nonchalant," described the supervisor of the surveillance video.

The robber struck, despite the police precinct being located just blocks away. No customers were in the restaurant during the robbery. However, six employees were terrified.

"They were petrified, scared," continued the supervisor.

The suspect ordered a worker to load a to-go bag with cash from the register. However, he didn't stop there.

The suspect waved his gun, forcing employees into the back of the restaurant. The employees lined up in a corner in a kitchen, while the suspect forced the manager towards the safe. The suspect loads the bag a second time, with cash from the safe. He then breezed through the back door.

This hold-up is the latest in several robberies on the block, in recent months. Captain D's was held up in February, by two masked men.

Popeye's Restaurant, directly next door, also encountered two armed hold-up's since late December. Police won't confirm whether any of the robberies are connected. However, detectives say they're making headway on the investigation.

Meantime, employees continue to clock in at Captain D's, wondering who could walk through the door.

"I give (the employees) credit. They're hanging in there, and making the best of it to support their families," added the supervisor.

Captain D's is offering a reward for anyone who may have information that could lead to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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