Armed Robbers Target Two Fast Food Restaurants

11:24 AM, Dec 6, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Police Department said it responded to two robbery situations--an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery--that occurred at two Greensboro fast food restaurants within seven hours of each other.

Police said they responded first to the Sonic on Summit Avenue at 9:27 p.m. Thursday night.  Officers said two men entered through the unlocked front door, and one of them produced a handgun. Police said the suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the store on foot.  Police said no one was injured in the incident.

At 3:40 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the Steak 'n Shake on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, in response to a report of an attempted armed robbery. Police said the manager stated two people--a man and a woman--entered the business, produced a handgun and demanded money. The manager told police he did not comply with the suspects' demands. He said the suspects then left the store without having obtained any property. Police said no one was injured.

Police have not said whether they believe the robbery and attempted robbery are connected to each other or the series of group robberies that have happened this week in Greensboro.

Police said both investigations are ongoing and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

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