Armed robber fires shot inside restaurant, steals from customers

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are looking for a man who robbed a crowd restaurant customers at gunpoint.

Surveillance video reveals a frightening few minutes late last Wednesday night inside the restaurant.

“They were frightened, very frightened.” said one worker who wanted to remain anonymous.

When you walk into Captain Jay’s Fish and Chicken, near the intersection of Warren and Connor,  there's a good chance you’re on camera. Just about every one of the customers last Wednesday was looking for a bite to eat except for a man who entered around 10:45 p.m.

He threw a bag on the floor and stopped anyone who was trying to leave.

Police say the robber was asking customers to get on the floor, and throw their valuables into the bag. And for anyone not taking his demands seriously, the man fired a shot into the floor and told the crowd, ‘I’m not playing!’

One employee described hitting the deck once he heard the shot from behind the bulletproof glass.

“People were trying to figure out, asking each other if they had a cell phone." he said, "Then the other manager said it’s in the office, so I crawled to the office. Got the phone and I slid it him.”

Police say the suspect is an African American man in his twenties, about 6’2’’, 165 pounds, armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun.

No one was harmed in the shooting, but those inside the store hope cameras help nab the man responsible.

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