Restaurant manager robbed at gunpoint in northwest Charlotte

by: Torie Wells Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a man they said robbed a northwest Charlotte Wendy's with a gun.

"We saw the helicopters flying around. We were wondering what was going on," said Alan Smith, who lives nearby.

Smith said he goes to the Wendy's on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road often, the same Wendy's police say a man robbed with a gun Monday morning.

CMPD put its helicopter up in the air to look for that gunman on Monday. They said that right now they have not made an arrest.

"What if we were there when that happened? That's a little scary to think about," said Smith.

An officer on the scene told Eyewitness News that no one was hurt. He said that a man came in with a gun, pointed it at three employees, forced them to the ground and then took some money from the safe and registers.

Police on the scene said that a witness told police they saw the gunman walk toward nearby apartments, but police don't know if he walked there or if someone picked him up.

"I live in the area. I had no idea," said Jasmine Latto.

Latto and Ashley Anthony said they go to the Wendy's almost every day and have come to know the people who work there. They are glad that no one was hurt but are shocked about the crime police are now investigating.

"That's scary. I have two small children and sometimes we dine in. I would freak out," said Anthony.

"I just want to know what the guy looks like so I can keep an eye out," said Latto.

Eyewitness News asked police for a description but right now they said they are not releasing one. Eyewitness News also asked if the crime could be linked to others. They are not releasing that information either.