Duluth restaurant robbed when gunman walks in back door

A Gwinnett County restaurant was robbed when a gunman walked in the back door during the dinner rush, police said.

Teriyaki Extreme, a family-run business located at 3455 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth, was robbed just after 7 p.m. Saturday, according to a police report.

Zong Wen told police he left the door open after taking out the trash because it was hot. He saw a man walk in while Wen was washing dishes, the report states.

The masked man fired a round into the ceiling, demanded money and then headed toward the front of the store to find the cash register. Police found two shell casings and holes in the restaurant ceiling and wall.

Haiyan Guan, who was working in the front of the restaurant, heard the shot, but she told police she did not immediately know what it was.

She looked toward the rear of the store and saw the masked man advancing toward her. He pointed the handgun directly at her and demanded the money from the register, the report states.

The man held out a bag for Guan to put money in, she told police. He seemed nervous and looked around the restaurant.

When the gunman saw the money in the bag, he told Guan he needed more and she returned to the register to empty more cash, the report states.

Afterward, the man ran back through the same back door where he entered.

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