So far eight businesses in the East Bay have been held up by robbers in the past couple of weeks. Last night at around 9 p.m., two suspects hit Restaurant Furenzu on Adeline Street in Emeryville, according to CBS 5 (via Bay City News). While police can't be sure that last night's heist is related to the other ones that have been hitting East Bay restaurants, it does follow the same pattern: "[o]ne of the suspects revealed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from both employees and customers."
No one was hurt during this most recent robbery. The two suspects took off running southbound on Adeline Street. (Hey, if you know anything, call the Oakland fuzz at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-3211 or 510-777-8572.)
According to the , "the robbery was similar to the recent spate of six 'takeover'-style incidents of businesses in Berkeley and Oakland involving armed suspects." (All but one of the businesses was a restaurant, the Tribune goes on to say.) Cybelle's Pizza (6468 Moraga Ave), Milano (3424 Grand Ave), Rainbow Cafe, (725 International Blvd.), Pho 84 (354 - 17th St.), Red Boy Pizza (1500 Leimert Blvd.), and Cafe Clem (2703 - 7th Street) have all been targeted since the suspects starting their thieving spree on March 31. Be careful, Chez Paniesse denizens!Oakland Tribune