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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Police seek suspects who held Sonic manager at gunpoint during robbery

  • Shawnee police are investigating an armed robbery at a Shawnee Sonic restaurant over the weekend.
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    Shawnee police are investigating an armed robbery at a Shawnee Sonic restaurant over the weekend.
    It was about 12:25 a.m. Saturday when police were notified that two suspects fled the scene at 1106 N. Harrison after holding two Sonic workers at gunpoint.
    Officers talked with a manager, an employee and a security guard upon arrival at the Sonic, with the report noting the manager was “hysterical and very shaken.”
    She advised while she was counting the money deposit, a black male dressed in all black and wearing black pantyhose over his face entered through a back door of the building and held her at gunpoint.
    A white male who also was dressed in all black with black pantyhose covering his face, the report shows, accompanied that suspect.
    The employee was tied in the bathroom, according to the report.
    The black suspect told the manager, “Give me all of your money,” she reported, then allegedly tried to take her to the bathroom and tie her up with shoelaces.
    While he was trying to tie her up, the other suspect advised that he needed the manager to open the safe.
    The white suspect ordered the manager to turn off the lights and once she did, the other suspect asked her to open the safe.
    Because it was dark inside, the manager told them it was too dark for her to see to open the safe, the report shows, but then the white suspect allegedly put the gun to the back of her head and said, “I’m about to shoot her.”
    After the robbery, the suspects took the manager’s keys and took her back to the bathroom where the other employee was tied up and left. The suspects fled and both employees stayed in the bathroom until they heard the security guard knock on the window.
    Although the back door is normally shut, the report shows the employee reportedly had it open to take out the trash.
    Police have turned over the case to detectives, who are now probing the case.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers, 273-0989.
     
     

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