2 men rob Hardee's

June 02, 1997


Staff Writer

Two masked men stole an undetermined amount of money and forced employees into a walk-in freezer during an armed robbery at a Hagerstown fast-food restaurant late Saturday, according to Maryland State Police.

At about 11 p.m., two black men wearing ski masks and dark clothing entered the Hardee's restaurant at 13108 Pennsylvania Avenue, displayed handguns and announced a robbery, police said.

Employees were ordered to get down on the ground and crawl to the store's walk-in freezer, police said.

The employees, told they would be shot if they left the 10-degree freezer, stayed in for an hour before coming out and calling for help, police said.


One employee was hit in the head with a gun and another was kicked in the ribs during the robbery, police said.

Police weren't releasing any other information about the employees on Sunday.

A suspicious vehicle - described as a medium-blue Buick Century - was seen in the store's parking lot moments before the robbery, police said.

Store manager Tim Hiett said Sunday that he was not allowed to talk about the robbery.

The restaurant is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday nights, Hiett said.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the vehicle is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

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