Fast food restaurant robbed at gunpoint

"Life was not sweet for employees of the Silverdale Dairy Queen restaurant on Ridgetop Boulevard early Sunday morning when two armed, masked men robbed the eatery of more than $3,000 in cash and checks.The thieves tied two employees with tape after forcing them into the manager's office at gunpoint at about 12:30 a.m., after the restaurant had closed. They forced the manager to open the safe before binding him with tape, then left all three on the floor, locking the office door before they fled, according to Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson.Wilson said the manager and employees said the robbers were armed with black semi-automatic handguns. They described the pair as light-skinned African American men in their 20s, medium build, wearing dark clothing and dark masks pulled over their heads.Apparently the thieves had been watching the place. Wilson said the suspects got into the closed restaurant when an employee left to empty trash into a dumpster. According to employees' statements, the suspects surprised and pushed the employee back into the building through a rear door.The manager and employees got free of their bonds and the manager called 911, Wilson said. Deputies responded and a K-9 team from the Bremerton Police Department was called in. The dog tracked the suspects to a parking area across the street, where the trail ended, according to the report.Detective Lt. Jim Harris said the case is still under investigation and has been assigned to a detective.Some evidence taken from the crime scene is going to the lab (Tuesday), Harris added. "

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