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Garner Police Looking For Two Involved In Armed Robbery

Posted November 24, 2004 12:27 p.m. EST

— Garner police are looking for two people involved in an armed robbery at an Applebee's in which an employee was forced into a storage cooler.

At approximately 8 a.m. on Nov. 22, an unknown suspect entered the rear of Applebee's armed with a gun and forced an employee into a storage cooler.

When the employee came out, the person observed the suspect leaving the area as a passenger in a red Buick. The driver was a woman. The employee was able to provide Garner police with a license plate number.

Garner police have identified the driver as Jessica L. Lee, 20 of Smithfield. An arrest warrant for aiding and abetting a robbery with a dangerous weapon was obtained for Lee, who remains at large. Police are also still looking for a second suspect. Investigators believe the arrest of Lee may lead them to this person.

Anyone with information regarding Lee's whereabouts should call the Garner Police Department at (919) 772-8810 (weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or the 24-hour Crime Stoppers hot line at: (919) BAN-CRIME (226-2746).

A photograph of Lee was not immediately available.