Restaurant hit in armed hold-up

A man flashed a silver handgun while robbing a restaurant Wednesday night on Bridgeport’s East Side.

The man took cash from the register of East Main Fish n Chips on Putnam Street shortly before 9 p.m. He then reportedly fled west on Putnam Street and south on Park Street.

There were no reports of injuries from the incident and it was not clear how much money was taken from the eatery.

The man was described in radio reports as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Police were still searching for him late Wednesday.

Wes Duplantier