CHESTERTOWN — A man brandishing a handgun ran off with an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night as two waitresses were closing up a popular restaurant in the 800-block of High Street.
No one was injured, said Lt. John Dolgos, acting chief of the Chestertown Police Department.
The robbery of Uncle Charlie’s Bistro was reported at 9:40 p.m.
The armed thief “was in and out in 25 seconds,” Dolgos said.
K-9 Loki and his handler Cpl. Scott Lockerman of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office tracked the scent to the parking lot of nearby Kent Crossing Apartments, but the track stopped there, according to police.
Police described the suspect as a black male, about 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall and of a stocky build. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants. Lt. Dolgos said the robber was “wearing a disguise,” but he would not offer any other information because he said he did not want to jeopardize the investigation.
According to police, the man entered the restaurant through an unlocked back door in the area of the kitchen. The only people still there were two waitresses in the dining area, according to police.
The man showed a gun and demanded money, but did not make a threat, according to police.
He fled on foot.
PFC Marty Heinefield responded to the scene and conducted the initial investigation. Detective Chris Pavon has taken over the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chestertown Police Department at 410-778-1800.