MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was an armed robbery of a restaurant in Maplewood on Sunday night, according to a statement from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.
The armed robbery occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the Panda Kitchen (300 Parker Ave.), stated DeVaul.
"Three black males entered the store, all wearing masks. They all produced handguns. The suspects ordered the two employees, the employees' 8 year old son, and one male patron, age 66, to the ground," according to DeVaul.
The patron was then "slammed to the ground by one of the suspects and his personal belongings were removed from his pockets," stated DeVaul. The suspects then removed $400 in cash from the register and an Apple iPad from behind the counter, said DeVaul.
All parties on scene refused medical attention from first responders,.and according to DeVaul only minor injuries were reported.
Public safety cameras show the vehicle involved was a dark colored older model Chevy impala, which was last seen heading east on Irvington Avenue, and making a right on Franklin Terrace, according to Maplewood police.
Shown here: photos from Maplewood police of the suspects' vehicle.