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Fayetteville Taco Bell robbed

Posted October 5, 2011

— Fayetteville police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who robbed a Taco Bell restaurant Monday morning.

Police said the man entered the restaurant at 2819 Raeford Road around 9:30 a.m. and grabbed an employee, threatened him and demanded money. After being given an undisclosed amount of cash, the man stole an employee's 2005 Hyundai Elantra and drove away.

Officers found the Elantra abandoned along Marlborough Road a short time later.

Police described the man as black and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt, a blue baseball cap with large brim, a red bandanna across his face, dark pants and black-and-white sneakers.

Anyone who recognizes the man or has information about the robbery is asked to call Fayetteville police detectives at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • leroyw93 Oct 5, 2011

    I hope the employee is ok. I hope the perp is bought to justice soon. Too bad nobody at Taco Bell was armed, they could have shot the perp themself and there would be one less criminal on the street.

  • Statick Oct 5, 2011

    9:30 am? Okay, either Taco Bell has started serving breakfast or the crooks have gotten hip into waiting for the manager to be the first to report for work in the morning.

  • wildcat Oct 5, 2011

    I hope they catch this robber asap.

  • loprestw Oct 5, 2011

    I guess it's easier to rob a taco bell early in the morning than going out and look for a job.

  • Just another bad guy Oct 5, 2011

    yo quiero dinero

  • cherokee43v6 Oct 5, 2011

    Also... Fingerprints only do you any good if the person has been arrested and printed before. Otherwise, they can only tie one crimescene to another.

    It's not like a person's fingerprints spell out their name and address!

  • thepeopleschamp Oct 5, 2011

    "duh.. ever think of checking for fingerprints in the car?? im sure its not his first crime!!" lracz1

    I'm sure that idea occurred to the police. It looks like he's wearing oven mits though. And in the real world, not CSI tv world, the inside of a car is not the easiest place to lift a fingerprint.

  • YNCSW51 Oct 5, 2011

    Hope the employee is okay and I hope they catch this creep and get him off the street before he hurts someone.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 5, 2011

    @lracz1, of course the police are printing the car...it's not their first crime!! Duh. ;-)

    And, maybe he was upset that so many Taco Bells now keep their hot sauce packets behind the counter...

  • lracz1 Oct 5, 2011

    duh.. ever think of checking for fingerprints in the car?? im sure its not his first crime!!