The city of Corry Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred at Perkins Restaurant, 310 W. Columbus Ave., Corry, around 10:03 p.m. Thursday.
A man entered the establishment through the front entrance minutes before closing time. He confronted the employees inside and brandished a silver-colored handgun while demanding money from a safe.
"He entered about 10 minutes before closing so the front doors weren't locked," Corry City Police Chief Rich Shopene said. "Once inside, he said 'this is a stick-up' and ordered the manager to open the safe."
The armed robber fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
"I know it's probably over $1,500 but less than $3,000," Shopene said. "Until they go over their receipts we won't know an exact amount."
Eyewitnesses described the robber as a white male with blonde/brown hair and a scruffy beard. The suspect was wearing tan cargo shorts, a cream-colored sweater and a ball cap at the time of the robbery. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds.
"We're putting the description out and seeing if anybody gives us leads on who this might be or if anybody saw anybody at that point in time out there," Shopene said.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the incident is asked to call Corry City Police at 814-664-2222.
An estimate of the suspect's age was not provided.
Perkins Restaurant does not have security cameras so there are no images or videos of the suspect. Police, however, will be checking any cameras of nearby businesses.
"We're going to have to go take a look at the places that have video out there and see if they picked up anything to give us a better description of the person," Shopene said.
No one was injured during the incident and the robber did not discharge the gun. The manager of the restaurant declined to comment at this time.
Campbell's Land Co. Inc. (CLC), based out of Monroeville, owns the Perkins Restaurant in Corry as well as the franchises in Erie, Meadville, Titusville and Warren.