Charleston police say an armed man robbed a Savannah Highway restaurant during an early morning delivery Tuesday.
An employee of the Shoney's at 1656 Savannah Highway called 911 about 6:32 a.m. Officers arrived and talked to employees, who said the suspect fled with about $100.
Employees told police that a delivery truck driver was unloading goods into the restaurant when the suspect followed him through the open back door, an incident report states.
The suspect forced everyone to the front of the store, where he pointed the gun at an employee's head and announced, "Don't make me do it," the report states.
The suspect told all of the employees except one to turn around. He forced that employee to empty the register. As the robbery was taking place, one of the employees snuck out the back door and called police, the report states.
The suspect took the money and ran out the back door. The entire incident lasted about two minutes.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 45 to 50 years old, between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet and between 145 to 160 pounds. He wore a black, long-sleeve shirt, black pants, black shoes, a black Yankees baseball hat, oversize sunglasses and a blue bandanna around his face.