Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Stick 'Em Up

One of the neighborhood's favorite restaurants, Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night.

From the City's Daily Crime Report:

107 North Fayette Street 10/23 between 9:30 p.m. and 9:38 p.m. Two suspects entered the restaurant and one of them displayed a handgun. One suspect removed money from the cash register and then both fled from the business. There were no injuries. The suspects are described as light-complected black males, 25-30, 5’8”-5’10”, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
Meanwhile, a little further up King Street in broad daylight:

1600 block of King Street 10/21 between 1:45 p.m. and 1:57 p.m. The victims, a 22-year-old New Jersey woman and a 22-year-old woman from Staunton, Va., were in a parking garage unloading their packages from the car when a suspect suddenly approached them. He displayed a knife and demanded the victims’ money. They complied and the suspect then fled from the garage. Neither victim was injured. The suspect is described as a black male, 40-45, 5’10”-5’11”, 160-190 pounds, and wearing a blue coat, blue pants and a dark baseball cap.
At last week's neighborhood meeting on Queen Payne Market, the police noted that the market had been robbed twice, once in 2001 and again in 2004. And of course late this summer Sergeant's Restaurant was burglarized twice in the same month.