Carmel Valley restaurant worker threatened, robbed at gunpoint

A robber threatened to shoot a worker at a Carmel Valley health food restaurant as she stuffed money into a bag for him on Saturday, Nov. 24, San Diego police said.

The hooded man escaped with the cash before officers got to Everbowl on Carmel Country Road.

The employee called police shortly before 6 p.m. to report that a white man likely 30 to 40 years old had robbed her at gunpoint.

He walked into the restaurant, called for her to come out from a back room, and had a handgun on the counter when she showed up, police Sgt. Michael Tansey said.

The robber demanded that she put cash into a bag he had brought. He threatened to shoot her if she called police, then he left.

He was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, of medium build, unshaven, wearing a navy blue zippered jacket with a hood, a dark beanie and jeans.

Anyone with information related to the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

-- Pauline Repard is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune