Employees Tied Up, Cash Stolen In Restaurant Robbery
FRANKLIN, Ky. - Burglars tied up three employees with zip ties, and then forced the manager into a restaurant's safe before taking off with $6,000.
The robbery happened at the Cracker Barrel in Franklin, Kentucky around 4 a.m. on Sunday. Officials said that employees were just arriving to open up the restaurant for the breakfast rush when it happened.
"We have robberies from time to time, but not like this," said Lieutenant Scott Wade.
Lieutenant Scott Wade with the Franklin Police Department said what is most concerning about the robbery was the manner in which the two robbery suspects ambushed three employees at Cracker Barrel on Sunday morning.
"Both suspects were believed to have handguns that were pointed at the employees," explained Lt. Wade.
After aiming guns at the employees, the robbers tied them up with zip ties as their manager was forced into the restaurant's safe at gunpoint. After the suspects got their money, he was then zip tied to a pole out back.
"This is a very serious case and we want to ensure that this doesn't happen again," said Lt. Wade.
Police said this case could be a tough one to crack; given the restaurant's proximity to Interstate-65, they believe a quick getaway would have been pretty simple.
One lead that police do have, however, was a verbal slip up made by the female suspect as she was getting away. Apparently in the heat of the moment, she called out her accomplice's name "Chris".
Police said the male suspect in the case was about six feet tall and was wearing a blue bandana, sunglasses and blue latex gloves. The female suspect in the case was wearing the same. Police said she appeared to be about 5'9" in height.