MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for the two men who robbed a popular Midtown bar over the weekend.
Two employees at Blue Monkey were held at gunpoint early Saturday morning. Police said they got away with about $4,000.
“It’s that time of the year and people just end up losing out for little of nothing,” said Tim Evans, who works nearby.
Police said the robbers came in through a back door of the restaurant.
The manager opened the back door for what he thought were employees -- but once they got inside, they pulled their guns and asked to get to the safe.
“We bring a lot of money through Midtown, so it’s a lot of vulnerability over here,” Evans said.
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Evans works at another business on the popular strip. He said it hurts seeing his neighbors targeted.
“People come out and do anything for a little of nothing. You can actually lose your life for nothing. For other peoples’ personal gain,” Evans said.
The suspects made off with about $4,000, but not before trapping the two employees by wedging a knife into a basement door.
Evans said, he's happy it didn't end worse.
“I’m really glad that they came out safe and everything. But it’s really sad that happened, man,” said Evans.
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