Newport Police Department officials are searching for the person responsible for robbing a fast food restaurant Saturday night.

According to a press release from the NPD, officers were dispatched to Hardee's Restaurant, 1700 Malcolm, in reference to a robbery.
When they arrived, officers made contact with a restaurant employee who advised that when they exited the building on their way to their vehicle, a suspect approached them and grabbed the deposit bag from the employee.
The suspect then fled on foot toward the residential area behind the store with the bag which contained an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was described as a tall, slender black male.
No arrests have been made at this time and this case is under investigation.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department at 870-523-2722.