Chase Shivers, 21, told officers he went out the back door of the restaurant at 1671 Knox Ave., at 9:30 p.m. to throw out the trash when a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a red bandana over his face grabbed him by the shirt and handed him a note.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety report, the note read, “Armed and dangerous! Don’t hesitate! I want ($3,000). Any false moves everybody dies! Grab a takeout bag, place it in now!”
The suspect then forced Shivers to the restaurant office, where he grabbed an unknown amount of money from the register and the safe and then fled.
Shivers said he didn’t know if the suspect was actually armed because his hands were in his hoodie and he motioned like he had a gun.
Fellow employee Freddie Lariscey said he chased the robber behind Zaxby’s and down Aiken Avenue, where he entered a Chevrolet pickup driven by a woman.
Deputies met with the management of Zaxby’s and reviewed the security tape. The tape confirmed Shivers’ account, police said.