Robber Forced Employee To Zip-Tie Co-Workers As He Raided Restaurant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking the public to identify a man who robbed a Chipotle restaurant, and made an employee tie up his co-workers, in the Mutual of America Building in Midtown last week.

The robbery happened around 11:35 p.m. on April 25. The man entered the Chipotle in the office building, at 320 Park Ave. near 50th St., and demanded money from the store safe, police said.

The man brandished a silver handgun, and forced one of the employees to restrain his co-workers with zip ties as he cleaned out the money from the restaurant, police said. He fled with $6,000.

The suspect was described as about 6-foot to 6-1, weighing between 200 and 225 pounds and wearing black jeans, a black Northface jacket, a black hooded sweat shirt and a black winter hat with a white emblem on the front. He was also wearing white gloves with red pants, police said.

Police have released multiple surveillance photos of the suspect.

Midtown Chipotle Robber

A surveillance video of the man who allegedly robbed a Chipotle restaurant in Midtown last week. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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