Fort Worth police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ restaurant robber

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Police are searching for a man who robbed a north Fort Worth restaurant Wednesday, aiming his gun at customers when the hostess did not immediately comply with his demands for money.

The robbery took place about 9 p.m. at Tang’s Pacific Bistro, 8653 N. Beach Street.

A surveillance camera captured video of the man walking into the business and behind the hostess stand, where two women were sitting having drinks. The robber can be seen showing the cashier a glimpse of a gun in his shorts pocket before later pulling it out and resting his hand on the counter in front of him.

When the cashier does not immediately comply with his demands, the robber steps out from behind the counter, pointing the gun toward one of the women seated at the counter and then aiming it at others out of camera view.

The cashier then gives the robber the drawer from the cash register and he flees the restaurant.

The robber is described as white, in his mid-30s, 5-foot-10-inches tall and about 180 pounds. He has short blonde-gray hair, police said.

The man fled in a newer-model Chevy Silverado pickup with a 6-inch lifts kit, aftermarket exhaust and “Z71” in red or white lettering on the side of the bed.

The man should be considered armed and dangerous. Police are asking anyone with information about his identity to call 911, robbery Detective M. Anderson, or to contact Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS or www.469tips.com. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or to a criminal being cleared. Callers remain anonymous.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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