Soul Fish employees robbed at gunpoint behind restaurant

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two Soul Fish employees were robbed at gunpoint in an alley behind the restaurant.

Now, Memphis police officers are looking for the person responsible.

Police cars rode up and down Cooper Street one day after police say two employees at Soul Fish were robbed at gunpoint after getting off work.

"I did hear about a robbery happening over here," neighbor Mack Polk said.

Polk said he eats at Soul Fish all the time and usually feels safe.

Police said both employees were standing outside by a dumpster when a man wearing a black hoodie and a red mask approached them, pointing a gun.

One victim, who ran off after his coworker, got pistol whipped.

"Leave work and come outside and get robbed, no one needs to go through that," Polk said.

This comes days after officers said two women were carjacked leaving Cooper-Young. 

In the past month, police have been called out 141 times in a one-mile radius, which includes part of Orange Mound and parts of South Memphis. The calls were mostly for car break in and simple assaults.  

Jason Whitworth is a volunteer for the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch. He said they've already put on 48 cameras in the area, and they're adding even more.

"If you come into Cooper-Young to do bad things, we're going to take your picture," Whitworth said.

No one is behind bars for the armed robbery. Soul Fish does have video cameras that may help track down the suspect. The business had no comment on Friday.

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