Thief caught on camera stealing from Ferndale restaurant

Police are searching for a bold thief who grabbed some cash from the register of a Ferndale restaurant around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The surveillance video shows the man acting casual behind a counter at Como's. He's holding his cell phone with one hand and fiddling with the cash register with the other.

In a matter of seconds he gets the drawer open, grabs the cash and walks away.

It happened while the pizza place was open for business - somehow the thief was able to rob the place when no one was looking.

"The wait staff asked if they could help him. He said he was meeting with some friends," Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said.

Police are hoping someone will recognize the suspect and turn him in.