An employee of the Sonic restaurant at 281 and Bitters on the north side is in critical condition after being shot during an armed robbery at the establishment early Saturday, police tell 1200 WOAI news.

   Detectives say two employees had closed the restaurant and were walking to their cars when they were approached int he parking lot by an armed man.

  He told the men to open the door and he forced them back into the restaurant.

  He then ordered the men at gunpoint to open the safe.  When one of the pair was too slow in opening the safe, the gunman shot him in the stomach.

  The victim was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.

  The thief ran off with no money and is still being hunted by police.