The owner of Bistro 491 was robbed of two money bags and a smartphone at the restaurant late Friday.
Henry Colley, 63, said he was in his office at the restaurant at 491 Highland Ave. when an unknown black male in all black clothing and a ski mask entered the building through a back door and put a black handgun to the side of his head, a Richmond County sheriff’s report states.
After Colley told the gunman that he didn’t have any money, the man frisked him and took a few dollars out of Colley’s pockets.
The man struck Colley in the head with the gun and dropped it. After picking the gun up, he threatened to kill Colley if he refused to open the restaurant’s safe.
Colley opened the safe and handed over two money bags, which the gunman stuffed into his pockets before walking out the back door. He was last seen walking toward Washington Road through the Surrey Center parking lot.