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3 Masked Men Rob KFC, Police Search for Suspects

Police are looking for three men who robbed the Westminster KFC Monday night, injuring at least one employee.

The at 400 N. Center St. in Westminster was robbed by three masked men Monday at about 9:45 p.m., according to police.

The Westminster Police Department reported that shortly before closing Monday, three masked men entered the restaurant displaying handguns and confronted the manager on duty demanding that he open the business safe.

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Two other employees working in the restaurant were accosted by the gunmen; one employee was struck in the mouth by the gunman with the weapon, police said.

The manager was unable to open the safe, but the gunmen took an undetermined amount of cash from the registers and fled on foot, police said. A canine track from the location failed to generate any further information, police said.

The injured employee was treated at Carroll Hospital Center for a laceration to the lip and released, according to police.

Police released the following descriptions of the suspects:

  • The race of the suspects was undetermined, no estimate on their age.
  • Two of the suspects were described as 6'0'' to 6'2'' in height, about 200 to 220 pounds.
  • The third suspect was described as “shorter than the other two."
  • One suspect was wearing a brown pair of overalls.
  • One suspect was in black clothing.
  • One was wearing a gray jacket with a hood

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the robbery, police said.

Citizens who may have witnessed this incident or who have information as to the identity of the suspects are asked to contact Det. Eric Immler, Westminster Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at (410) 848-3918, or send a confidential text to 847411, keyword TIPWPD or contact the TIPS line at (410) 857-8477.

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kem mason August 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
We need to keep this crime out of our town
Concerned Citizen August 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
I have been very disturbed at the recent incidents of armed robbery and assaults being reported in our County and in Westminster specifically. I'll second Mr. Mason's feeling that we need to do more to keep this element in check. I would like to see our elected officials and police agencies make it very clear, and very public, that as a community, there is no tolerance for people who would committ these crimes. What more can we, as citizens, do to help?
2aSupporter August 23, 2012 at 09:06 PM
How is the "race of the suspects was undetermined" ?

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