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Nearly $11K stolen in overnight restaurant heist

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Three armed robbers hit a Buckhead restaurant as it was closing Sunday night, stealing an estimated $11,000 in cash.

One robber entered the side door of the Benihana's Restaurant on Peachtree Road as the second robber held seven employees at gunpoint outside the door. The third suspect was a little further away acting as a lookout.

The first robber roughed up the closing manager with a gun to his head. He forced the manager to the ground, demanding him to open the office safe. The manager suffered a cut to his ear and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The robbers are described as three males. They had their faces covered.

Atlanta police are using surveillance video from the robbery to help with the investigation. 

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