BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police are looking for at least five male bandits behind an after-hours robbery at at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries on Delaware Avenue Thursday night.
Authorities say the suspects entered the closed restaurant from the back and were mostly dressed in black with at least one person wearing a Halloween mask. The suspects sprayed one employee with pepper spray and struck the store manager in the back of the head with a weapon.
After getting money, the suspects fled out the back door. At least one of the suspects was armed with a gun.
The robbery at 5 Guys marks the second time in one week this plaza was hit. Saturday night, the Delta Sonic convenience store was robbed.
City Councilman Michael LoCurto represents this North Buffalo neighborhood.
He said, "Certainly you don't want any instances, and the fact that it's a generally safe part of the city doesn't make people feel any better about these two crimes. I don't think two incidents means it's an epidemic. It reminds people you have to be vigilant, even in safe neighborhoods."
5 Guys released a statement about the robbery saying: The safety of employees and customers is of utmost importance. Grief counseling will be available to employees and the chain is now reviewing safety and security procedures in each store.
Police have recovered some evidence, but all five suspects remain at-large.
Anyone with information should call 847-2255.
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