2008-01-10 / Front Page

ARMED ROBBERS HIT KFC-PIZZA HUT

By Charles Rogers

By Charles Rogers

The fast food site that was recently robbed.        Charles RogersThe fast food site that was recently robbed. Charles Rogers Two thieves armed with silver handguns brazenly held up the KFC-Pizza Hut Restaurant at 2082 Rockaway Parkway just after the dinner hour Monday, escaping with more than $500 cash and receipts from the fast food restaurant's cash register.

Police from the 69th Precinct said the robbery took place at about 7:15 p.m. when both men walked up to a hostess at the cash register and demanded she give them "all the money." After she complied, one of the thieves grabbed some credit card receipts from the counter, thinking they were checks or other receipts, but he dropped them and both robbers fled, apparently on foot, in the direction of the BayView Houses project located across the street from the restaurant. After the robbery, the woman called police and, moments later, when told what direction they fled, police canvassed the entire BayView complex with negative results.

The two thieves are described as black and both are approximately five feet, ten inches tall. One weighs about 170 lbs. and was wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and a baseball hat. The other weighs about 180 lbs., was wearing a yellow jacket, a ski cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at (718) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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