MASON CITY – The Mason City Arby’s restaurant was robbed Tuesday night, police say, and they are searching for a male suspect at this time.
The Mason City Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday night at Arbys, 2401 4th Street South West.
Officers responded to the business on October 30th at 10:35 p.m. when an employee called to report that a robbery had just occurred. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a bandana partially covering his face who was armed with a handgun and demanded money. He exited the restaurant by the back door and left in an unknown direction.
There were no customers in the restaurant at the time of the robbery as the business was closed.
Officers searched the area and were assisted by a deputy and K-9 from the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was not located at that time.
An ambulance was requested to respond to the scene to aid an employee who was suffering from a panic attack.
The department is continuing to follow up on this incident and would ask if anyone has information to contact the Mason City Police Department.