CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Egg Bistro location in Chesapeake is offering a $3,000 reward to whoever can help its staff identify a suspect after it was robbed.
“I never thought it would happen to us honestly,” said owner Mike Touhey.
Stated in a Facebook post by the restaurant’s page, the robbery reportedly happened on Sunday, August 25 around 4:45 in the afternoon.
The robbery happened when the restaurant was closed and no guests were inside. The suspect in question went into a back door with a gun and entered the office before leaving with an undetermined amount of cash in hand.
Toughey has installed more camera and secured locks on office doors.
“It is ridiculous, but if that’s what we have to do to make people feel safe that’s what we are going to do,” Touhey added.
The restaurant claimed the suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall and around 175-pounds. The suspect did not appear to have facial hair or obvious tattoos.
“Honestly the people who do stuff like this don’t care what other people think,” Touhey said.
During the robbery, the suspect wore ripped jeans and sunglasses along with a hoodie.
The restaurant has offered a cash reward of $3,000 to whoever can help bring the suspect into custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.