Jacksonville Police Work To Prevent Fast-Food Armed Robberies

Armed robberies have plagued some area fast food restaurants and now Jacksonville Police are arming restaurant managers with information.

Friday Jacksonville Police hosted a learning seminar for managers of local fast food restaurants.

With the recent string of fast food restaurant robberies in Greenville and surrounding communities, Jacksonville Police used the workshop to educate managers in Jacksonville. Officers even used surveillance video from one of the Bojangles' robberies in Greenville to demonstrate.

Police doled out tips and tricks like looking for accessories more than clothing or weapons since weapons may change-- but accessories used in the crime may not.


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  • by JusticeForAll on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:25 PM
    The only information that Managers need to be "armed with" is the fact that Open and Concealed Carry (with a permit) is 100% legal in NC, and that NC has VERY strong "Castle Doctrine" laws that protect victims of violent crime from criminal AND civil litigation if a self-defense shooting is ruled to be justified. Personal safety is a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. The police have NO DUTY or legal obligation to protect individual citizens...
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      by Redneckda on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:09 PM in reply to JusticeForAll
      Here we go again,lets have a shootout in your local Bojangles. The law says it's legal. My rights to be armed and shoot is more important than the safety of all the other employees & customers. With me and my gun, all is safe. Trust me, I shoot straight.The fact that all you talk about is your legal right to shoot someone, shows you should'nt have a gun permit. Your legal verbage should be concealed like your gun.
  • by Sherlock on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:18 PM
    All LEO agencies should be conducting these workshop type meetings to find out how these four "Chicken Crooks" were able to elude them for several months and a dozen robberies. The reward money was the deciding factor but why did it take Bojangles so long to offer it. Everybody needs to learn from these events and do a better job if/when it happens again.
  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 4, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    the bishops and apostles in the area should hold meetings. m o n e y talks robbers walk. law enforcement need to arm them (what is not already convicted felons ) with fire power. it was not long at all when bojangles offered reward money, the dream team was placed into temporary custody
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    Open a Donut shop.they never get robbed.
  • by DIXIECHICK Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:32 AM
    I hope this works. Of course, knowledge is power. If every business would train their new and old employees to know what to do in case of robbery, there would probably be fewer successful robberies. Also, management needs to have regular meetings to keep the information fresh in their minds.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:25 PM
    Everyone can't be a super hero - but everyone can pay attention. The only way we stop this is 'jell' together and work it like a football team. Everyone can't be the Quarterback but it takes every single person on the sidelines and on the field to win the game.
  • by J-Ville? on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:24 PM
    I think Greenville is the place that needed this attention.
  • by Anonymous Location: MHC on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:26 PM
    glad to hear. morehead is prime grounds, especially during the off season, but no one cares. except for those bearing weight on their hip.
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