Three Wichita fast-food restaurants held up

Wichita police are investigating three armed holdups of different fast-food restaurants with all occurring Friday night within just over a two-hour period, including two shortly before closing time.

The first one happened about 8:40 p.m. at the KFC in the 1200 block of South Woodlawn, Sgt. John Hoofer said Saturday.

A 5-foot-6 man in his 30s threatened several employees with a black revolver and demanded that they get money from the safe. But none of the employees had the safe combination, so the suspect left without any money.

“That was right in the middle of their closing procedures,” Hoofer said, “so everything was probably locked up.”

Thieves did make off money in the other two holdups.

At 9:55 p.m., a man in his 30s wearing a camouflaged face mask entered a Subway in the 6100 block of East 21st Street. He threatened the 26-year-old clerk with a small black handgun, demanded the clerk open the safe and climbed over the counter, Hoofer said.

He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, Hoofer said.

In the third incident, three men – all described as 5-foot-9 – entered a Burger King in the 200 block of South Rock Road about 10:50 p.m., Hoofer said. Witnesses told police one of the men threatened an employee with a semi-automatic handgun, demanded he open the safe and left with some money, Hoofer added.

No one was injured in the incidents, Hoofer said. No arrests had been made in the three holdups as of mid-day Saturday, he added.