Lincoln Sonics Robbed Twice in Past Week

By: Clay Kush Email
By: Clay Kush Email

It was a frightful start to the day for Sonic employees. Police say an armed robber held them at gunpoint right before opening at 6am.

"He was armed with a handgun and demanded money, he left with an undisclosed amount of cash," said Lincoln Public Information Officer Katie Flood.

Police say the robber even threatened to tie up the employees, whose description of the man put him in his 20's, ranging in height from 5 foot 6 to 6 foot 2. Making it tough for authorities to connect this robbery with last Saturday's robbery at a Sonic on north 27th Street.

"With these descriptions it's difficult to say that they we're committed by the same suspect but with two hold-ups in one week," said Flood.

With two hold-ups in one week, Sonic Officials say that they're business prepares employees on how to respond to these situations.

"We have employee guidelines and safety measures in place and both our franchises have the same," said Sonic Corporate Spokesman Patrick Lenow.

As of now police are still searching for clues into the robberies, looking for additional details from the restaurant.

"We're very concerned with it, we are cooperating with the authorities. Thankful that no employees we're injured." said Lenow.

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