Two gunmen made off with more than $120,000 in catering proceeds Friday in a brazen lunchtime holdup at the Mann Music Center, police said.
About noon, an accountant for Wolfgang Puck Catering was counting out cash from the week's sales. The catering company, which has administrative offices at the Mann complex, provides food and drink at the amphitheater's concession stands.
The safe was open. At 12:03 p.m., two men with bandannas hiding their faces strode through an unlocked back door, said Lt. John Walker of Philadelphia police.
Armed with a silver revolver, one of the masked bandits forced the accountant to the floor and then bound the man's arms and legs with plastic ties. The other bandit hurried to the safe and emptied the contents into a bag, Walker said.