Opelika restaurant robbed Monday

An Opelika restaurant was robbed Monday morning, Opelika police said.

At about 10:25 a.m., a black male, about 20 to 30 years old and approximately 5 foot 10 and 220 pounds entered the El Progresso restaurant on Airport Road, Opelika police Capt. Allan Elkins said.

He was wearinga black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a blue steel semi-automatic pistol.

Elkins said the man robbed the restaurant of an undisclosed amount of cash and a pistol, then fled out the back door of the business.

The case remains under investigation.