CHICAGO — The armed robber who tied up employees at a restaurant just off the Magnificent Mile late Sunday was a disgruntled former employee who knew his way around the popular restaurant, police said.
The scene played out about 11 p.m. Sunday at Lawry's The Prime Rib at 100 E. Ontario St. in River North. In the incident, the robber tied up employees, stole their cellphones and shot one person, police said.
The gunman entered the restaurant and found several employees in an employee locker room in the back of the restaurant. He restrained them and took their cellphones, according to police.
A 28-year-old man interrupted the robber and was shot in his right arm, police said.
The robber fled, but police found the suspect and a gun a short time later, they said.
Charges have not yet been filed, according to a police source.
The gunshot victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The restaurant closed for the evening at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.