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Knightdale Domino's assistant manager critical after robbery

The 24-year-old assistant manager of a Domino's restaurant in Knightdale is in critical condition Sunday morning after being injured during a robbery overnight Friday. His family is pleading for anyone with information on his assault to come forward.

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KNIGHTDALE, N.C. — The assistant manager of a Domino's restaurant in Knightdale was seriously injured during a robbery overnight Friday, police said.

At 12:39 a.m., officers responded to a report of an assault at the Domino's at 2001 Widewaters Parkway, off Knightdale Boulevard.

Officers found Kenneth "Kenny" Ring, 24, of Raleigh, suffering from blunt force trauma to the head. The weapon used to injure him hasn't been determined.

Kenny Ring was treated at the scene, then transported to WakeMed in Raleigh. He was in critical condition Sunday morning.

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the restaurant.

“This beautiful young man was so badly injured for such a minimal amount of money," Dan Ring, victim's father, said.

Dan Ring, his wife and daughter flew from Pennsylvania early Saturday to be by Kenny's side.

“He's a wonderful young man with great potential and energy who is just starting out in his life and just really understanding and starting to grow,” Dan Ring said of his son.

Kenny Ring is a 2004 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. He hoped to become a car mechanic.

His family is asking anyone with information about the assault to call police.

“What went down? Why it went down? ... Come forward, and let the police know. Let someone know why this was done,” Dan Ring said.

Police said they did not have any information on suspects, but were continuing to evaluate evidence and follow up on leads and tips.

A K-9 search early Saturday by Raleigh and Wake Forest police did not turn up any suspects.

"The Knightdale Public Safety Department needs the help of the community in identifying any possible suspects in this incident," Knightdale Police Chief Shawn Brown said. "Any possible information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, would be greatly appreciated."

Anyone who was in the area of the Domino's restaurant on Widewaters Parkway between midnight and 12:39 a.m. should call the Knightdale Public Safety Department at 919-217-2261.