The Roseville Police Department is investigating a pair of early morning restaurant robberies that may be related.
At about midnight Sunday morning, October 16, Outback Steakhouse, 181 North Sunrise Avenue, was robbed. Two or possibly three unknown suspects confronted employees as they were closing the business, and took money from the safe. The robbers tied the employees up, disabled the phones in the restaurant, and smashed the employees’ cell phones before leaving. The robbers were described as white males with thin builds, wearing stockings over their faces. One of the robbers appeared to have facial hair, and wore a tan jacket. One was armed with a handgun.
At 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, October 17, employees of McDonald’s, 120 Harding Blvd., had just arrived to open the restaurant when they were confronted by an armed man who demanded money from the safe. The robber was described as a white male in his 30s with a medium height and build. He had brown, medium length hair, wore a black long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, and was armed with a handgun. He disabled the phone in the restaurant before leaving.