Greenville Fast Food Restaurant Robbed

Police are investigating whether two robbers knew there would be a delivery made this morning to a normally closed fast food restaurant in Greenville.

The KFC/Long John Silvers Restaurant on Greenville Boulevard was robbed around 8:30 a.m. by two men.

Police say three employees were at the business helping unload a delivery truck when the two robbers came in the back door. They demanded money be put into a bag and then ran out the same door. A police K-9 tracked them to nearby Trade Street, where the scent was lost.

Police say there is no set schedule for the delivery truck and at this time don't know if the robbers were aware of the delivery or not. One of the robbers was armed with a handgun.

Police don't know if today's robbery is related to last night's attempted robbery at Popeye's on Memorial Drive.

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  • by tybo Location: enc on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:45 PM
    "A crime of opportunity" what does that exactly mean? in laymens terms please...sounds like they need to interrogate employees. and while they do that . teach them how to cook too.. just sayin.
  • by Sonic is Due... on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    The GPD needs to stakeout the Sonic Drive Inn. They are overdue for a robbery.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:37 PM
    Anyone remember that Greenville reported crime was down in 2011? It was just a few months ago.
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    We all know the drill -- street thugs spawned by welfare leeches. The idea of working for what they want or need is foreign to them. If they can't get money from Social Services because they're the wrong sex, then they prey on the working folks. Getting caught is no big deal. Three square meals a day, free dental and health care, and more "cred" from the other street thugs is the worst that happens. Why do you think so many of them are repeat offenders? Hard time should be exactly what it say -- HARD TIME!!
  • by bear on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    first and foremost, i'm glad no one was hurt. now...about the state of community...why doesn't GPD hold a meeting with the managers of all of the restaurants in town and provide them with a "best practices" for taking proactive security measures? for example, is it really a good idea for the wait staff of a new restaurant in town to have to park 1/4 mile away from the bldg and have to walk to their cars by themselves after closing (2am) with their cash tips in their pockets? i think not. why not just paint targets on their backs and call it a night? educate the managers & staff to think 10 steps ahead to identify security risks and implement protocols to mitigate those risks.
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      by To Bear on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM in reply to bear
      The Deapartment has, but their answer is they have to serve the public. Even the officers are tell them but they don't care.
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        by bear on Jan 9, 2012 at 09:38 AM in reply to To Bear
        It's unfortunate that corp restaurant lackey's are putting profit above employee safety. Yes, they have to serve the public, but they also have a duty to ensure that their business is protected and their staff is protected. I'd rather patron a restaurant that cared about it's staff than one that treated them as expendable. I worked in corp-run restaurants when I was in college and the staff is treated like animals. I once worked a 14hr shift with no break. I quit shortly after that. My point being, if you take care of those who take care of your customers, your customers will be treated much better.
  • by JJ Location: Greenville,NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:58 AM
    Attention Attention all fast food managers. All morning managers must wear sidearms,blow away your morning thugs, then watch the lunch and dinner business explode with yoeurs wanting to know all the details. Corporate will love the Idea
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      by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to JJ
      I highly doubt managers would be willing to get into a gunfight with someone given the money they're being paid. It's not worth it.
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        by Join The Army? on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:36 PM in reply to
        Those guys don't get paid much either.
  • by the truth Location: greenville on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    can we say statistics, look at the crimes, who commits them?? amazing there is still welfare and " we dont get treated the same" the facts are the facts people..always the same "crowd" committing the crimes..
  • by B Madoff Location: Greenville,NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    I have a cure for this. Side arms for all morning fast food managers.Think of the lunch business you'll have when you blow a couple of thiefs away at breakfast
  • by JJ Location: Greenville,NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:23 AM
    Amazing how the police took all the thiefs off the street at night. Now they have to daytime rob,but early enough to get there beauty rest LOL
  • by Gun Toter on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:14 AM
    Get some GUNZZZZZZZ in those stores before it happens again.
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      by Anon on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:31 AM in reply to Gun Toter
      That is what I've been saying. If I owned a fast food restaurant in Greenville, I would certainly be spending some extra time hanging around waiting for some hoodlums to try to steal my money.
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