Seven employees at Panera Bread in northwest Omaha were forced at gunpoint into a restaurant bathroom Thursday night and ordered to empty their pockets, according to Omaha police.
Two armed robbers concealed behind ski masks entered the restaurant at 13410 West Maple Road just before 9:30 p.m. The store was closed, so no customers were inside, police said.
Employees told investigators that one suspect immediately went behind the restaurant counter, gathering the workers together at gunpoint. The gunman then led the seven restaurant employees still on duty to a restroom.
The second suspect gathered cash as the employees complied with an order to empty their pockets, police said.
The suspects fled without injuring the employees. They escaped in a blue vehicle in an unknown direction, police said.