FREMONT -- A masked gunman robbed a Pizza Hut branch over the weekend and made off with cash and cell phones, police said.
Officers responded at 10:18 a.m. on Sunday to the restaurant at 40655 Grimmer Blvd. for a report of an armed robbery involving a handgun, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
Employees at the business said a suspect confronted a driver at the rear door of the store and placed a black semi-automatic handgun against his head.
Three employees, including the driver, were then ordered into the men's bathroom, police said. The suspect then took their cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash, then ran out of the store, Bosques said.
The suspect was last seen hopping a fence into a nearby residential backyard, Bosques said.
Police described the suspect as a white man, in his 20s who wore a black hoodie and blue baggy jeans with a dark colored bandanna over his face.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Fremont police at email@example.com or call the Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900. Anonymous tips can be left at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.
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