ROANOKE, Va. -

A Roanoke sports bar was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

The robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Second Alarm, which is in the 4600 block of Williamson Road.

A bar employee told police that a man walked into the bar through a back door, pulled out a gun, and demanded money. After seeing the gun the employee ran into a room, locked the door, and called 9-1-1.

Money was stolen the cash register.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

Here is the news release from the Roanoke City Police Department:

On August 6, 2014 at 2:29 a.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 4600 block of Williamson Road NW, the Second Alarm sports bar, to investigate a robbery. An employee told officers that a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5'9" with a thin build, wearing dark clothing and a mask, entered the business through a rear door. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. After seeing the weapon, the employee ran into a room and locked the door and called 911. Officers discovered money missing from the establishment's cash register and searched the area but the suspect was not located. If you can help investigators with any information, call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500. Tips are anonymous and rewards are offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.