Four masked and armed gunmen believed to be juveniles robbed the Sonic Drive Inn around 10:50 p.m. Monday.

 

Four masked and armed gunmen believed to be juveniles robbed the Sonic Drive Inn around 10:50 p.m. Monday.

All four wore stocking-type masks, and two were armed with guns.

The robbers entered the restaurant through the front door and demanded money from the employees. An undetermined amount of cash was taken. The intruders fled the scene on foot.
Police were able to recover a portion of the money taken.

The best description the employees could give police was that all four were black males and the tallest of the group appeared to be between 5’8” and 5’9” tall with a slender build. The others were much smaller individuals.

Criminal Investigation Division Detective Sgt. Roy Covington said there were six employees in the store when the robbery occurred. None were injured.

Covington reported that this was the fourth armed robbery in the city in a month.

Sonic owners, Pat Roberson and his son, Patrick, are no strangers to crime. Both men were robbed several times during the past year.

Covington said the department is asking all businesses to increase their security level, by installing cameras or other surveillance equipment. He also suggested hiring a security person and to notify police when opening and closing their business.