Police seek witnesses to attempted restaurant robbery

Police in Saint John are investigating after an attempted robbery on Tuesday at a restaurant on the city’s east side.

The Saint John Police Force responded at around 6:44 p.m. on Tuesday to a report of an attempted robbery at a restaurant in the 300-block of Rothesay Avenue.

“It is alleged that the suspect in the photographs had entered the restaurant demanding money while allegedly armed with a weapon,” said police spokesperson Sean Rocca in a statement.”

“The suspect subsequently left the restaurant without any money, but he was reportedly followed by two witnesses: a man and woman.”

The suspect entered a restaurant on Saint John’s east side on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, and demanded money while allegedly armed with a weapon. (Submitted: Saint John Police Force)

Police say officers seek to identify the suspect and ask the two witnesses to come forward.

Those who can identify the suspect in the photographs, or have information about the attempted robbery, are asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).