Police investigate armed robbery at Hardee's in J-town


by Brooke Hasch


Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 25 at 5:41 PM


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JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- They’re armed, dangerous and on the run. Police are investigating a string of armed robberies at fast food restaurants around Louisville. In the last three weeks, Louisville Metro Police and Jeffersontown Police have responded to four locations: three where the suspects received cash, a fourth that came up empty-handed. There’s no confirmed connection between these robberies, however there are similarities.

Friday morning, there was an armed robbery at a Jeffersontown Hardee's off Taylorsville Road. Surveillance photos show two men covered from head to toe, and wearing gloves, inside the business. Police said one of them displayed a gun, and demanded business cash. Once in hand, the two fled through the rear of the restaurant. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Thursday, three masked men robbed a Newburg McDonald's at Indian Trail and Preston Highway. Imagine being one of the four employees and a customer inside, when one of the robbers fired a shot into the air before taking the cash. No one was injured, but the trio fled before police could arrive.

Two weeks before, on July 16, a group of men entered a Dairy Queen in Middletown as the store opened for the day, fired a shot into the ceiling and demanded money. According to police, one of the five witnesses inside was struck in the head with the suspect's handgun and sustained a minor injury.

On July 4, a masked suspect wearing dark clothing opened fire while trying to rob a Jeffersontown Wendy's on South Hurstbourne Parkway. No one was hurt. The suspect left empty-handed.

Police have yet to make an arrest in any of these cases.

If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest, you’re urged to call 574-LMPD.

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