Lexington police are searching for a man who robbed a restaurant on Richmond Road on Thursday night.
Someone at China Kitchen, 3094 Richmond Road, called police around 9:45 p.m. saying a man had entered the back door of the restaurant armed with a handgun.
Lt. Melissa Sedlaczek said employees had opened the back door to let heat out of the building; while the door was open, the man walked in and demanded cash. The employees gave him money — police did not disclose the amount — and he ran back out the door.
Two or three employees were the only people in the building at the time, Sedlaczek said.
Police searched the area with dogs, but the trail ended in the parking lot of the Village Apartments, on South Locust Hill Drive behind the restaurant.
Sedlaczek said officers are looking for a black man, about 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a grey jacket and black pants.
Anyone with information may call police at (859) 258-3600.