DANBURY -- The doors to Augie's Numero #1 Restaurant, a popular pizzeria in the city's Germantown section, were closed Friday after federal agents were seen raiding the restaurant.
Witnesses said there were several black vehicles and federal agents at the business early Friday morning.
By the afternoon, the doors had been locked and a "Closed" sign scribbled on a paper placemat hung from the door.
Fans were still swirling above the empty tables inside the normally busy restaurant.
"IRS agents with the criminal division were on site as part of their official duties," she said.
Crocker declined to comment on whether the federal agency was investigating the restaurant.
Several customers were shocked to find the doors closed tight when they arrived Friday.
One woman, who declined to be identified by name, said she was "horrified" by the discovery, because the restaurant was booked to cater a graduation party she is holding for a family member Sunday.
More than 100 people were expected to attend the party, and she said she had already paid a deposit for the food.
"I stopped by because I was going to pay the rest of the bill," she said. "I just can't believe this. I don't know what I'm going to do. I guess I'm going to have to find somewhere else."
The owners of the restaurant were not available for comment.