An employee was battered, held at gunpoint, and ordered to open the safe when she arrived for work Monday morning at Blaze Pizza, 953 West Belmont. The restaurant is located directly next to the Belmont Red Line station.
Police said the victim arrived around 6:30 a.m. and was met by a man in a business suit who was armed with a handgun. The robber battered the female employee and then directed her to the restaurant safe. After cleaning out the money, the man fled through the back door.
The offender is a black man in his late 30’s who has long dreadlocks that are black in front and red in the back. He’s about 6’1” tall, 170 pounds, and was wearing a business suit with a white button-down shirt and a camouflage baseball cap.