Which Wich employee injured in armed robbery

CORONADO, Calif. -- A woman working at a Coronado sandwich shop was hit in the head by an armed robber Monday night.

Zoe Duffer was with two co-workers at Which Wich on Orange Avenue cleaning up after closing when two men in disguise burst through the unlocked back door.

“One of them elbowed me and I fell forward really hard – that’s when I knew it was real. I was startled – my heart starting beating fast. I started crying a little bit – I tried to hold it together," Duffer told Fox 5.

Duffer said both robbers had guns and told the employees to get on the ground.

“We were held at gunpoint. It was terrifying," said Duffer.

The thieves, who had their faces covered, took several hundred dollars in cash from the safe, according to the owner.

“Fortunately, nobody was hurt. It could have ended a lot differently for sure. I think being in Coronado – kind of get lulled into a false sense of security. It could happen anywhere," said Dennis Holland, owner of the Which Wich.

Police continue to investigate the robbery.