Qdoba restaurant robbed at gunpoint by man wearing skeleton mask

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ACHORAGE (KTUU) - A masked man dressed in black reportedly robbed the South Anchorage Qdoba restaurant late Thursday night.

According to Lieutenant John McKinnon with the Anchorage Police Department, dispatchers received a call at 10:47 p.m. on Thursday night, stating that a victim inside the Qdoba restaurant off of Abbott Road had been robbed at gunpoint.

The suspect responsible was a man brandishing a black hand gun and wearing a full face mask bearing the likeness of a skeleton.

The victim reportedly had the handgun held to their head, and a "safe" was either opened or taken, according to police dispatchers. McKinnon said the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

"A male entered the Qdoba, he had on a black hoodie and a black mask with a skeleton on it. He had a black pistol and a black bag," McKinnon said of the suspect's appearance. He also said that he was described as being around 5 feet 11 inches tall and 160 pounds.

It is not certain exactly where the suspect went following the robbery. McKinnon said he was last seen running across Abbott Road towards the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency of Alaska.

It is not clear if the victim who had a gun aimed at them was a Qdoba employee or a customer inside the restaurant. An employee at Qdoba said they were "not entitled to talk about [the robbery]."

Paul Harris, a regional manager for the Qdoba locations in Alaska, declined to comment on the incident. Harris said he couldn't confirm "if anything did happen."

McKinnon said that "at least ten" police officers responded to the scene, and a K9 officer was deployed to assist in the search. No arrests have been made.

As he was fleeing, a police dispatcher said the a witness saw the suspect reportedly throw something in a dumpster near Qdoba. McKinnon said it was not clear what was thrown away.