A pair of San Antonio restaurants were robbed at gunpoint during separate incidents late Tuesday night.
Police investigators said an armed man broke into a Bill Miller Bar-B-Q restaurant in the 3400 block of Southwest Military Drive around 9:45 p.m. while employees were inside cleaning and ordered the manager to open the safe.
The manager was apparently too shaken up to open the safe, investigators said, so the man took off with $25 from the cash register and the manager's keys and wallet.
An employee slipped away during the holdup and called police from the next-door Dollar General store.
Police said the robber fled in a dark-colored Chevy Malibu with a woman who was waiting outside during the robbery.
Less than an hour later, a Dairy Queen in the 9700 block of Perrin Beitel Road was robbed at gunpoint.
Police said an employee was taking out the trash, and when he started to open the back door, he felt someone pull it open.
A man with a gun then asked the workers who had the keys and would open the safe.
At first one employee played dumb, but then the robber got more agitated and ordered employees to the store while one opened the safe, police said.
The suspect ran out the back door with all of the restaurant's earnings from the day in two bags, and several Dairy Queen cups filled with cash.