Suspect on the loose after IHOP armed robbery

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The IHOP in Greenville is back open after an early morning armed robbery.

The Greenville Police Department says it happened at 2:30 a.m. on Evans Street.

In a release, police say the suspect walked into the restaurant, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen running in the direction of Harris Teeter.

Employees say the gunman was wearing a ski mask and carrying a revolver.

According to police, there were not any customers inside the business at the time of the robbery.  The employees who were inside at the time of the incident were not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’7”-5’9”, wearing a white hat, black mask, black coat, black pants and brown boots.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Greenville Police Department (252) 329-4315 or Crime Stoppers (252) 758-7777. Crime Stoppers offers up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

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