Thursday, 04 October 2007 21:28
The fifth in a stream of armed robberies over the past month
happened on Wednesday in Hickory, and police are looking for the person
Just after 11 p.m., a man is alleged to have walked up to
the car of a Kentucky Fried Chicken night manager and demanded the night deposit.
The man apparently pointed a long gun at the manager, who then handed over the
cash. The suspect fled on foot. The KFC is blocks from Holiday Foods, which has
been robbed twice in the last two weeks. In all of the robberies, a man wearing
a blue bandanna carrying a rifle demanded money. Another incident last month in
the parking lot of Wendy’s involved a bandanna-wearing suspect.
Police are patrolling the parking lots- but in the
meantime, citizens are urged to be on the lookout. The suspect is described as
black, about 5’11” to 6’ tall, wearing a blue bandanna and dark clothing. In
one of the robberies, a clerk said the suspect was wearing prescription
glasses. Anyone with information should contact Hickory police at 828-328-5551.