SACRAMENTO, CA - Employees feel lucky to be alive after a group of armed robbers smacked victims across the head and ordered them around at gunpoint.
The string of robberies began Tuesday night at the Lucky Express Chinese Restaurant on Willow Street, and within about an hour, three businesses were describing a similar experience to police.
"Three guys walked in, and they covered their face," a Lucky Express employee who didn't want to identify herself said.
"One guy outside the cash register hit the waitress, the lady's head, and two of them went to the kitchen and hit another waitress's head and ask, money, money, money," the employee added.
Within the hour, police said in what appears to be a related incident, three armed suspects robbed a liquor store on Northgate Boulevard about five miles away from Lucky Express.