NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Taco Bell restaurant in Nashville's Rivergate area was robbed at gunpoint.
The crime was caught on tape and Metro police need the public's help solving the case.
The robbery happened at 2:30 a.m. June 2.
Employees at the Taco Bell in Rivergate were closing and cleaning the restaurant. Then, as they were leaving three masked gunmen entered the store. One man grabbed the manager and demanded the money from the safe.
"She told them she couldn't get into the safe. It was time locked. The suspect responded by taking the pistol and hitting her several times in the head," said Billy Jackson of the Metro Police Department.
The robber made her empty a cash register and give him the cash.
"The victim was hit several times," Jackson said. "She had 16 stitches, I think, in her head, and she had to go back the next day and she had to have stitches in the back of her head after they found another injury."
The other two suspects took money from the other employees in the store. They ran out the front door and took off toward Conference Drive.
"There may be other robberies or incidents that these suspects may be involved in," Jackson said. "Once we get names and faces we can probably put them to other cases to see if we can solve some of those."
The crime was captured on the store's surveillance cameras.
Police said the men wore black or blue bandanas. They appeared to be in their late 20s. The tallest one had a deep voice.
If anyone has information about the armed robbery, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
Callers may remain anonymous. If the information results in the arrest and prosecution of a suspect, the caller could earn up to $1,000.