LA JOLLA -- San Diego police are seeking a man who robbed a popular La Jolla restaurant at gunpoint Monday night while unsuspecting patrons ate inside.
The gun-wielding robber was seen casing area businesses just before bursting through the back door of the Chedi Thai Bistro on Pearl Street near Eads Avenue around 9 p.m. Monday, San Diego police Sgt. David Jennings said. He confronted staff and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Most people eating dinner in the restaurant had no idea a robbery was taking place. There were no injuries.
Officers responded and interviewed staff and witnesses. They hope surveillance video helps catch the suspects.
Police described the suspect as black, in his 20s, about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds. He had shortly curly hair, and was wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, brown shorts and white shoes. His face was covered with a bandanna.