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Toppenish police searching for robbery suspect

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TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Police are looking for the suspect involved in an armed robbery at a restaurant in Toppenish.

It happened Monday night around 8 p.m. at the El Charitto Restaurant on East Toppenish Avenue.

Police say the male suspect pointed a gun at an employee and demanded cash.

No on was hurt.

"He pointed at the cashier and someone warned them in the back," employee Diana Perez said of the incident. "Someone ran to the back and sounded the alarm, and the police got here like a minute afterwards."

Perez says they've been through these robberies before. "No. It's not the first time...this has happened before. I'm not sure how many times, but hopefully they'll catch the person who did this," Perez said.

Police say the suspect is a hispanic man in his late teens to early 20's. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and a bandana over his face.

Call Toppenish police if you have information at (509) 865-4355.