Wednesday, May 7, 2008

CCSO Investigating Robbery At North Naples Restaurant

WHAT: Armed robbery

WHERE: Pei Wei Asian Diner, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TIME: 11:03 p.m.

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery at this restaurant.

A restaurant employee told deputies she was confronted in the kitchen area by two men wearing masks. One of the men pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

The two men took the employee to an office, where they filled a bag with an undisclosed amount of cash and then left through the back door.

Deputies with canines searched the area on the ground and in the air, but could not locate the robbers.

The robbers are each described as Hispanic, around 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds. They both were wearing masks, white hooded sweatshirts, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 775-TIPS (8477), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477).