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Robbery reported at restaurant on Norway Avenue

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Police were searching for a suspect Thursday night who was chased away from a local restaurant shortly after reportedly robbing it.

A man entered Gino's Restaurant in the 100 block of Norway Avenue and demanded money from the cashier, Huntington Police Lt. John Williams said in a press release.

The man kept his hand in his pocket and indicated he had a handgun, but no witnesses reported seeing a gun, Williams said.

He described the suspect as a white man, possibly in his mid-20s, approximately 5'6" with a medium build. He was wearing sunglasses and a white shirt pulled up to his chin, with a white bandana covering his head.

The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money, Williams said.

The suspect exited the restaurant and was fleeing the area when an employee chased him, Williams said.

"As the suspect fled the store and turned north on the lot, an employee of Gino's, who had a legal concealed weapon, exited the back door of the store and pointed his weapon at the suspect, who let out a shrill scream and fell into a mud puddle screaming he did not have a gun," Williams said.

The suspect fled north to Oakland Avenue and was picked up by another man driving what witnesses described as a dark green 1999 Chevrolet Malibu.

Williams said no one was hurt during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Huntington Police by calling 304-696-4444.

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