Manager held up at gunpoint in Red Robin robbery
A South Anchorage restaurant manager is hoping to warn other late-shift workers after she was the victim of an armed robbery just outside her workplace.
Corey Huntley told KTVA that she had been closing the Red Robin location at 401 E. Dimond Blvd. at about 1 a.m. Monday when the holdup occurred.
“I walked out the back door...walked to my truck which is just feet away and was robbed at gunpoint by two white male individuals who were hiding and waiting for me on the other side of my vehicle,” Huntley wrote. “I didn't have no chance. I have four kids and all I could think about was them.”
Huntley had a gun in her truck, which was running because she had hit its auto-start, but the robbery “happened so fast, that even if I would have had it I wouldn't have had time to protect myself.” She fell running from the robbers.
Police spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said in an email Tuesday that officers had responded at 1:10 a.m. to the robbery, corroborating Huntley's account.
"She was the last person to leave as she was closing up that night," Doshier wrote.
Huntley lost about $25 in the robbery, as well as her work and house keys. She said the keys were found by a police K-9 unit a few blocks east along Dimond, near the Salvation Army thrift store.
Red Robin is changing its closing procedures as a result of the crime, Huntley said. A manager at the Tikahtnu Commons restaurant across town said Tuesday that no security changes were planned at that location.
In the meantime she wants to put other industry workers on guard, and she's glad to be home with her kids.
"I'm a little shaken up and a little bruised," Huntley said. "I'm grateful to be alive."
John Grobe and Mary Simton contributed information to that story.
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