Daly City restaurant robbed at gunpoint

A Denny’s restaurant at the Serramonte Shopping Center was robbed by three masked men early Friday morning, according to police.

The robbers, at least one of which was armed with a silver automatic handgun, stormed into the restaurant about 6:45 a.m. and told the workers and patrons to lie on the floor, Daly City police said.

The men, who had their faces covered and were wearing hooded sweatshirts, demanded employees and customers lie on the floor, and one of the thieves took money from a register and from an employee. The robber also kicked an employee, police said.

A general manager at the restaurant, who asked to remain anonymous, said no one was injured during the robbery and only one customer was inside when the suspects entered. The restaurant, open 24 hours a day, is surrounded by businesses and family residences, she said. Robberies such as this morning’s are uncommon, the general manager said.

Witnesses did not see the men enter a getaway car, but the Daly City police said it’s possible that a vehicle was parked nearby on Interstate Highway 280, near the Highway 1 interchange.

The three robbers are believed to be either white or Hispanic men, according to the police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, or seen the men get into a vehicle is asked to call Daly City police at (650) 991-8147.

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