Armed robbery at IHOP restaurant in Buffalo area
Posted at: 12/03/2012 3:56 AM
Police are investigating an armed robbery at an IHOP restaurant in Cheektowaga.
Police say two men walked into the Cheektowaga IHOP on Walden Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday. One of them had a gun, the other had a knife.
Lt. Gerald Jankowski says the robbers ordered six people inside the restaurant to walk into the back office and asked employees to open the safe.
Once the robbers left the office, one of the employees locked the door behind them, preventing the robbers from re-entering.
Officials say the people inside the office called police for help and the robbers fled the restaurant.
Once police arrived, the employees and customers left the building and a SWAT team entered, but the robbers were nowhere to be found.
Nobody was harmed during the robbery and police are looking for the suspects.