Armed robber fires round while demanding money from employees of fast food restaurant in Bradenton

Armed robber fires round while demanding money from employees of fast food restaurant in Bradenton
Deputies searching for suspect in Long John Silver’s and KFC armed robbery incident in Bradenton (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who committed an armed robbery at a Long John Silver’s and KFC restaurant in Bradenton on State Road 64 East on Sunday evening.

Deputies say that at approximately 11:35 p.m., employees were closing the restaurant when a black man entered through an unlocked side door and made his way behind the counter. He pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot into the wall next to a female employee, saying, “give me all your money.”

The man demanded that two employees open the store safe and he pushed the female employee into the back office where the safe was located. But the safe is on a timer and cannot be opened.

The suspect ended up leaving with nothing. He is described as 6′ tall, around 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a black beanie, black shorts, and a black long sleeve T-shirt. He left the restaurant heading west from the side door.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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