Three men rob Hong Kong restaurant
By Patrick Yost
Three men, one allegedly pointing a pistol, robbed a Madison restaurant on Monday, Oct. 29.
According to Madison Police Chief Carl Jones, officers responded to an armed robbery in progress at approximately 9:20 p.m. at the Hong Kong restaurant on Eatonton Highway. Reports state that three men entered the restaurant, two from the front and one from the rear through the restaurant's kitchen and took an employee's purse which contained $3,000, reports state.
A cook at the restaurant said the man who came through the kitchen pointed a pistol at him and then picked up a kitchen knife and held it at the cook's throat.
Reports state that the three men left the restaurant through the kitchen and rear door and left the area in a black Ford Expedition.
Reports state that the three men were described as black, 5 feet-7 inches with dreadlocks and wearing a black hood; black, 5 feet-7 inches with short hair wearing a black hood and hispanic, 5 feet-5 inches, short hair wearing a black hood.
Jones said a store manager reported that he suspects a former employee may be involved with the theft. The manager reported that the man, who he knows only as "Louis" worked one day at the establishment and never returned. He said the former employee also made a to-go order moments before the robbery but never came by the restaurant to pick up the order.
A chopping knife was found outside the rear entrance to the restaurant and was seized as evidence. Jones said investigators were currently attempting to locate and interview the former employee.
Printed in the November 8, 2012 edition