Police seek suspect in KFC robbery


From staff reports

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Elizabeth City police are searching for a man who robbed the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant Friday night.

Agent Lamont Butts said the Elizabeth City Police Department was notified of the robbery at the South Hughes Boulevard eatery at 9:31 p.m.

According to Butts, the robbery suspect presented a “demand note” to a restaurant cashier, advising her to “remain calm” and to act “as if she was taking a normal order.” The suspect did not brandish a weapon, he said.

Butts’ press release did not describe what the note said.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot in the direction of Harrell Street, Butts said.

Butts described the robbery suspect as white, about 5 foot, 8 inches tall with long brown hair and a patchy beard. The man was wearing a blue and gray sweatshirt and skinny jeans. He also was wearing a blue bandana around his neck.

No injuries were reported in the incident, Butts said. 

Citing the police investigation, Butts declined Saturday to say how many employees were in the restaurant at the time of the robbery, whether there were any customers in the store, and whether there is any surveillance footage about the incident available. 

Police are asking anyone with any information about the robbery to contact police at 335-4321 or to call Crime Line at 335-5555.