Early this morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the Omelet Shoppe in the 300 block of Wildwood Road in reference to a reported armed robbery.
Upon their arrival, restaurant employees told the officers that a masked man with a black handgun had entered the store and demanded money. The workers gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and he then exited the restaurant and left the scene on foot. There were no injuries related to the incident.
The suspect is a black male approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and blue Nike tennis shoes. He also was covering his face and head with what appeared to be a white shirt.
Anyone having information about the crime or the identity of the suspect should call the Salem Police Department at 540-375-3078.