Two masked gunmen robbed customers and staff at a popular Mexican eatery in St. Paul on Friday night.
Around 8:30 p.m., the men ordered staff and shoppers at El Burrito Mercado to get on the ground and surrender their wallets and cellphones, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said.
The suspects cleaned out the cash registers before fleeing from the restaurant at 175 Cesar Chavez St.
The robbery “traumatized both our staff and customers,” the restaurant said in a Facebook post.
The restaurant delayed opening Saturday to give employees time to be with their families.
Police are investigating but had made no arrests as of Saturday night.
“We are heartbroken for our staff and customers that were victimized by these cowards,” the restaurant said on Facebook. “We hope justice is served.”