CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly robbed a longtime Kanawha City restaurant earlier in the day.
Dominic Lamont Cesar, 22, robbed Chin's restaurant at 4114 MacCorkle Ave. just before noon, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court by Charleston Police officer J.D. Koerber.
Cesar placed a to-go order at the restaurant, according to the complaint. When the restaurant's owner, Andrew Chin, asked for payment, Cesar began digging in his pockets, then pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, pointed it by Chin and demanded that he open the cash register and hand over the money inside.
Cesar was charged with first-degree robbery and was taken to South Central Regional Jail. Magistrate Paris Workman set his bond at $100,000 cash only.
Sgt. Steve Cooper, chief detective for the Charleston Police Department, said earlier Monday that no customers were there at the time of the robbery. Only the owners and restaurant staff were present.
"They had just opened, and thankfully no one was injured," Cooper said.