Restaurant Employee Assaulted

An employee at a Smithfield restaurant was assaulted inside the business Tuesday night.  Police said they were dispatched to Texas Steakhouse at 401 Outlet Center Drive shortly after 6:00pm.

Police said three individuals had ordered $77.75 in food and began to leave without paying.  A female employee attempted to stop them from leaving but was assaulted by one of the customers and pushed to the side.  The three individuals left before officers arrived.  A description of the suspects was not released.

The employee did not report any injuries.  Police are still investigating.