Police seek two in robbery

Published 10:22 pm Monday, July 2, 2012

Suffolk police are seeking two suspects in the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant Sunday night.

About 9:34 p.m., a worker at the Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant, 7386 Harbour Towne Parkway, was behind the business when he was approached by two males with handguns, city spokeswoman Debbie George said. They took the victim’s money and cell phone and forced him into the business, where three other employees were working.

The suspects took money from a cash register and fled.

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Police arrived, canvassed the area and put out an alert on the suspects. A police dog was brought to the scene and followed the scent to Freeman Avenue in the Huntersville neighborhood.

A knife, appearing to be the same one carried by one of the suspects, was recovered outside the restaurant at the rear door, according to a police report.

One suspect was described as thin and about six feet tall, while the other was about 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall, with a stocky build.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.