A man who walked into Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles and pulled a gun on employees who asked him to put on a mask, then made off with food from the restaurant, remained at large Thursday.

The robbery occurred about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at 830 N. Lake Ave., according to Pasadena police Lt. Bill Grisafe.

The suspect was not wearing a mask when he and another man walked into the restaurant, prompting an argument with employees who asked him to put on a face covering to guard against COVID-19. The man responded by pulling a gun on workers, police said.

Surveillance footage showed the suspect place an item on a counter near the kitchen, then pull a gun and enter the cooking area. He is later seen walking through the restaurant with a plate of food, pushing a table out of the way as he exited.

Cook Robert Gonzalez told ABC7 that the armed suspect walked into the kitchen and said, “Put all the chicken in the bag.”

It did not appear the thief took anything other than food, according to police, who said he also swiped several food orders that were waiting for customers.

The suspect, who fled in dark-colored four-door sedan, was described as a Black man in his mid-30s, roughly 6-foot-1 with a thin build.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4620. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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