SAN ANTONIO – A restaurant worker experienced a scary ordeal overnight after police say a man brandishing a handgun zip tied the employee in an office, and then stole cash from the safe.

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. at the Zio's Italian Kitchen in 12800 block of Interstate 10 West near DeZavala Road.

According to police, the assailant had a bandana around his face and ambushed the employee, forcing them into the manager's office at gunpoint.

Police said the suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a safe before fleeing.

Responding officers were eventually able to free the victim.  

Police said the investigation into the robbery is ongoing.