Robber Hits Wilmington Island Business - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

09/16/03

Robber Hits Wilmington Island Business

Chatham County Police are investigating the robbery of a fast food restaurant on Wilmington Island. The manager of the Wendy's at East Highway 80 and Johnny Mercer Boulevard tells police, the business was closed for the night, when he was surprised by a masked man with a handgun about 12:30 Tuesday morning.

The manager says the gunman held a gun to the man's head and demanded the day's receipts. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out the back door, dropping a five dollar bill as he was making his get-away.

The suspect was last seen getting into what appeared to be a maroon Ford Taurus, which then sped away from the scene.

This case is similar to a number of armed robberies that have occurred in Savannah and Chatham County within the last 3 months. Anyone with information about the robbery suspect or suspects, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 234-2020, a substantial reward is being offered.

Reported by: Steven Shoob sshoob@wtoctv.com

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