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Video shows masked gunmen rob diners at Richmond restaurant

Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 23:52:59-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are looking for two gunmen who robbers diners at The Hill Café in Richmond's Church Hill neighborhood.

"At approximately 12:33 a.m. on Friday, November 8, two masked men entered The Hill Café in the 2800 block of East Broad Street armed with guns. They robbed several customers of their items and fled the restaurant," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "They were last seen headed north on 28th Street and made a right into the alleyway nearby."

The Richmond Restaurant Group, owners of the Hill Café released a statement Wednesday that read:

“By now you’ve probably seen that The Hill Cafe was robbed at gunpoint on the night of November 8th, 2019. It’s something no restaurant owner ever wants to happen, let alone with patrons on the premises. The most important thing is that no one was harmed. We are grateful how composed and calm our manager and customers were through this incident.

We’ve operated The Hill Cafe for nearly 20 years in Church Hill and are proud to be a part of the Church Hill community. We believe it’s a safe and thriving neighborhood, but the sad reality is incidences like this can happen anywhere. As a company, we put the safety of our customers and employees first so this hits very close to home. We will continue to do all we can to assist the RPD investigation. We thank you for your support and any help you can provide in identifying the suspects.”

Anyone with information was asked to call First Precinct Detective Partain at 804-646-1290 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.