Employees Forced Into Cooler In Armed Robbery At Arby's On Lima

By David Wheaton - 21Alive

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Employees Forced Into Cooler In Armed Robbery At Arby's On Lima

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- An armed robbery at Arby’s on Lima Rd has Fort Wayne Police on the hunt for the robber.

Police were called to Arby’s on Lima just south of Dupont after they received a call for help from three employees who had been forced inside the walk-in cooler at about 6:30 Monday morning.

One of the employees told police that she heard a noise and saw a man dressed in a black zip-up hoodie, black pants, gloves and a black nylon mask without any eye or mouth holes. He asked her how many were in the building and where the money was located.

The woman told police that the robber stood by the fryers while she got the bank bag with cash. He then placed the bank bag in a black drawstring back pack and made the employees stand in the cooler.

When the employees exited the cooler, the back door to the building was standing open.

The suspect is described as a 5'7", skinny male. It is believed that he is in his late teens and white, based on his voice.

The robber was able to get away with one bag of money and none of the employees were hurt.

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