Police are investigating an armed robbery at a popular McKees Rocks takeout restaurant.
Authorities said three masked men robbed workers at Pierogies Plus on Island Avenue late Tuesday night.
McKees Rocks Police Chief Robert Cifrulak said the thieves targeted a cook who was preparing food for the next day.
“One of the suspects threatened the cook with a gun, and held the gun to his head. But the cook was unable to open the safe and they fired a round at the safe,” Cifrulak said.
The men then emptied the cash register, which had a small amount of startup cash for Wednesday.
Cifrulak said police were alerted by a silent alarm after the cook hit a panic button, and when officers arrived, they saw the men in the doorway. The culprits then fled the scene out of the back of the restaurant with an undetermined amount of cash. The cook wasn’t hurt during the robbery.
“The suspects went downstairs and bolted through a window, and actually jumped quite a distance to a railroad yard,” Cifrulak said.
Police searched the surrounding area, and even brought in police dogs, but were unsuccessful in locating the men. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact police.
The restaurant is operating on a normal schedule Wednesday.