Police are investigating an armed robbery which took place Thursday night at a fast food restaurant on Buena Vista Road.
Columbus Police Lt. Mark D. Starling said the Checkers at 4730 Buena Vista Road was robbed about 12:50 a.m. by a man armed with a handgun.
Employees of the restaurant were standing outside the back door when a man walked out of the shadows with a weapon and forced the employees to bang on the locked door until the manager let them in.
The gunman corralled all the employees into a back room them robbed the restaurant of an undisclosed amount of money. Next, the suspect moved his captives into the freezer.
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Once inside the freezer the gunman took off and the employees activated a hold-up alarm from within the cooler, Starling said.
The suspect was described as a black male, between 25 and 30 years old and between 5-feet 11-inches and 6-feet 2-inches tall. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, white t-shirt and blue jeans and he had a partial beard.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.