Gunmen Rob Greenville Burger King

Greenville police say no one was hurt when a fast food restaurant was robbed at gunpoint late Thursday night.

It happened at the Burger King on North Memorial Drive and Highway 33 around 11: 45 p.m.

Sergeant Joe Friday says one of the gunmen had a sawed-off shotgun and the other a handgun. Friday believes the two men hid in the restaurant and waited for it to close before coming out and pointing weapons at the employees.

The gunmen ushered the three to four employees into a storage closet and then went to the manager's office where they stole several cash drawers. Friday says they then ran out the back door.

Police are checking to see if the Burger King hold-up is related to other recent robberies in the city. Sgt. Friday says what really concerns them is the heightened level of violence in these robberies.

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  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2011 at 09:04 PM
    I say let the gun toting thugs take all the Burger Kings', Bojangles', MacDonalds'... etc that they want. Its where their relatives are working and I don't eat their anyway. Keeps my neighborhood off the radar.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    How about we start a volunteer whole city neighborhood watch within our business districts! Lets form up and zone off areas and patrol in groups. If thugs can "hang out" in front of any business then so can we! Monitor them intently...meanwhile we clean up our schools by not allowing these thugs back in! Clean sweep we can call this and we educate again from the ground up (elementary)...what do you think?
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      by The Taxman Cometh on Apr 29, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to
      Sounds like a recipe for disaster. You're basically gonna' have a posse of angry racists going around half-cocked. Just raise taxes and hire more police to patrol the streets. Mob rule isn't the solution.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    Have it your way: "I'd like a Whopper, hold the pickle, with extra cash, to go please."
  • by Gville on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    What a surprise
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    I read the news today, Oh boy....
  • by ralph Location: ahoskie on Apr 29, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    wait for it....wait.....just a minute.... here it comes: there are criminals! Drug gangs in mexico- gangs in our cites! We MUST disarm the Americans (while giving said guns to mexo gangs).... Right dems?
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Apr 29, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    Someone needs to do small research. What were the crime stats prior to the new president compared to the "hope and change" regime. Well, isn't anyone one else curious.
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      by jerry on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:44 PM in reply to 250
      Actually, I was wondering the same thing. Just seems like there is much crime, and not only in Greenville.
  • by reclaim the streets on Apr 29, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    Think the stats. are being altered to make Greenville look relatively safe. In the last three decades, Greenville has had a serious increase in crime from my perspective. Don't have the answers nor know the dynamics for I no longer live in Pitt County. Someone needs to come up with some real solutions that will bring real results. Put the brain power in the various relative ECU departments to work on the problem. Lock the criminals up, shoot them or hang them- I don't care what method is used. Just get an effective handle on the problem.
  • by Dave on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    Just another day... As the beat goes on...
  • by Blake on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    Would it be politically incorrect to give a description of the suspects?
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      by Trig on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:10 PM in reply to Blake
      Apparently it must
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        by Anon V on Apr 29, 2011 at 05:25 PM in reply to Trig
        We know already...
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