LA MESA (CNS) - A La Mesa steak house was robbed at knifepoint early Friday and an employee suffered a minor injury in a fight with the masked bandit, authorities said.
An employee of the Riviera Supper Club at 7777 University Avenue was closing out a cash register around 1:20 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a man with a knife, according to a La Mesa police statement.
The suspect demanded cash, and a physical altercation ensued. The employee was pushed to the floor as the suspect grabbed money from the register, police said.
The employee suffered a laceration to his hand but did not require medical treatment, police said.
The robber ran out the restaurant's back door, triggering an air and ground search of the area, according to the police statement. However, the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount.
Police described the suspect as white, about 6 feet tall, with a muscular build. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, black shoes and had a black ski mask covering his face.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call police at (619) 469-6111, or to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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