Investigators said the video depicts the man, dressed in jeans and a blue hoodie, entering Captain Nemo's restaurant in University Place about 10 minutes before closing time Saturday and heading straight for the bathroom.
Police said the man hid in the bathroom ceiling for about two hours while waiting for the restaurant to empty. The footage depicts him emerging, taking $5,000 and fleeing out a back door.
Officers said they are seeking evidence from the scene and are asking for the public's help in identifying the man in the footage.
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