Pair of hooded gunmen caught on camera robbing Indy restaurant


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery on the northwest side.

On Feb. 6 just after 9 p.m., the suspects entered the El Puerto De Sans Blas located at 4920 West 38th Street.

With his gun drawn, one hooded thief ambushed a terrified cashier.

“They just went straight to the register and got my girl at the register and took the money,” said manager Adrian Banuelos.

While the cashier had nowhere to run, video shows a half dozen other employees bailing out the back when one quick thinking worker noticed the stickup.

“She saw the guys walking in with masks and didn’t hesitate to tell everyone in the kitchen to get out,” said Banuelos.

“She was like ‘Run!  There’s somebody in here with a gun.’  So we were like okay we’re gonna run before they get in here,” said employee Gerardo Salgado.

By the time the second gunman made it to the kitchen, Gerardo and the other employees were long gone.

“It was pretty smart because when the guy walked into the kitchen nobody was there.  Everybody was already out,” said Banuelos.

Fortunately, the pair of robbers didn’t hurt the cashier or the customers still inside.

Employees and managers at the restaurant just hope the gunmen are caught and never come back.

“Everybody right now is paranoid about what happened,” said Banuelos. “Mentally everybody hurts right now because no one likes having a gun to their head.”

After taking an undisclosed amount of money from the register, the suspects fled the scene in a possible gray Nissan sedan.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.

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