Red Lobster in Little Rock was robbed at gunpoint by four men who made off with cash while the popular restaurant was open and serving dinner.
It happened shortly before 8:45 p.m. Monday at the location at 8407 W. Markham St. A Little Rock Police Department report shows more than 20 people were in the restaurant at the time, including workers and customers.
According to the report, four men — including at least one who was armed with a handgun — were sitting in a vehicle outside before getting out and forcing an employee inside at gunpoint.
The workers and customers were forced into the main eating area and onto the floor while the robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Benton resident Kendra Criddle said she was finishing her meal at the restaurant with her husband and two sons, 5 and 7, when she looked up and saw the gunman. The robber forced them and others into a different room where they were held them at gunpoint while other robbers took cash from elsewhere in the business.
"I was kind of scared," Criddle said Tuesday. "I had only seen that on TV before. I had never seen anything like that in real life."
Criddle said her two sons "handled it pretty well considering what happened."
No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.
The robbers are described as black men. One wore a light blue hoodie; one wore a black plaid jacket and black hoodie; and one wore a black and blue plaid jacket, a black hoodie, gray jeans and black shoes.