Police were looking for two bandits Monday who held up a KFC restaurant Sunday night and fled with $4,700.
Stacey Delavern, 28, of Niagara Falls, the on-duty manager, said one of the men pointed a gun at her face and threatened to shoot her if she didn't open the safe.
"I thought he was going to kill me," she said Monday, back at work at the restaurant at 8805 Niagara Falls Blvd.
The two other employees in the restaurant at the time were forced at gunpoint to lie facedown on the floor and not look up.
Police said two men wearing hooded sweat shirts entered through the front door of the restaurant at about 9:30 p.m. and rushed to the back of the kitchen. One of the men wore a mask over his face and brandished a black handgun.
After forcing the manager to empty the cash register, the armed bandit told her to open the safe. While the gun was pointed at her face, the magazine clip fell out of the gun onto the floor, the manager told police.
The bandit put the clip back in the gun and took the cash from the safe, police said. The robbers also took cash from the employees' wallets.
Both suspects fled out the back door. One of the employees told police she recognized the unmasked bandit as a customer who had been in the restaurant earlier in the day.