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Police Say Wendy's Robber Called Back To Complain
WSB-TV ^ | August 1, 2010

Posted on 08/02/2010 4:58:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Police are searching for a man who robbed the Wendy's on Piedmont Road Saturday night.

A Wendy's employee told police she was walking towards the drive-thru just after 11 p.m. when a black man wearing a ski mask approached the drive-thru with a gun. She told police the man told her to put the cash drawer on the counter.

Atlanta police said the robber grabbed the cash drawer and took off on foot.

A witness told police he saw a man drop something near the bushes by the InTown Suites nearby. Police found the cash drawer in those bushes and dusted it for prints.

Officer K.Y. Jones told Channel 2 that while officers were still at the restaurant, a man called the Wendy's and said, "The next time, there better be more than $586."

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: robber; wendys; wheresthebeef

1 posted on 08/02/2010 4:58:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You know times are tough when even the crooks are complaining.


2 posted on 08/02/2010 4:59:47 AM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: Dacula

At least he knows how to count his loot, proving, evidently, that the public schools are not a total failure.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 5:01:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama voter


4 posted on 08/02/2010 5:01:51 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So now the cops have his prints and his cell-phone number.
Dumb criminals.

But, in the bigger picture, the manager is probably fired. There never ever should have been $586 in a cash drawer at a drive through. There should never be more than $50 at the most.

So, both parties are dumb. I would check the manager to see if he knew the thing was going to happen.

5 posted on 08/02/2010 5:06:29 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Evidently the robber has taken the meaning of “entitlement” to a whole new level. Not only are there those who feel they are deserving of government assistance at all times, but now if they are of the criminal element, they believe their stolen goods should also be substantial. If not, well, do what comes natural, complain and demand ! What a world we live in.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 5:39:32 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“When can we expect you again, so you can get what you deserve?”


7 posted on 08/02/2010 5:51:42 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
sigh
..if its' to "d@mn" little, then get a (honest) d@mn job.
he's (probable) was a prison wife, too...a real B.H.Osama loser.

8 posted on 08/02/2010 5:51:50 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Sad thing is, the local courts will probably order Wendys to give the guy an extra thousand bucks for his trouble.


9 posted on 08/02/2010 5:58:35 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: 240B

DON’T be a liberal shill;it shouldn’t matter how much money was in the drawer;any robbery is completely the fault of the robber.


10 posted on 08/02/2010 6:22:33 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham
You completely missed my point. But whatever. I recommend you reread what I wrote and this time try to 'think' before you post.
11 posted on 08/02/2010 6:29:57 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

I can see how when things get really busy he might not be able to keep it down to $50 all the time.

Also I do not believe thew manager of a Wendy’s would jeopardize his career and expose himself to being an inside accomplice in an armed robbery for %586.


12 posted on 08/02/2010 6:44:29 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: 240B
No I didn't miss anything:you suggest the manager might be in collusion with the actual robber,which is always a possibility.

My point is that firing the manager if over $50 is allowed to accumulate in the cash drawer is ridiculous since it is at least partially based on the idea of not tempting the robber(s).Is the cash drwaer to be emptied every few cars?I know gas stations who post big signs advising would-be robbers that "Attendants carry only $50" but no one really believes this;especially when a single fill-up of a large pickup can be $75!I have seen attendants make change from a two-inch thick stack of bills many times in different towns.They don't have time to go to the safe every other customer.

13 posted on 08/02/2010 7:04:33 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Sounds like you know more about it than me. I withdraw my comment.

But I have seen safes directly under the register with a dollar sized slot. The cashier can simply put the money directly in the safe instead of the drawer thereby maintaining a very small amount, enough for change, in the drawer itself.

But, I don’t know, maybe that is an exception. Anyway, you win. I really don’t know much about this stuff.


14 posted on 08/02/2010 7:21:29 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B
It is not that I wish to win,just place the blame on the robbers.It is not exactly THE safe but simple slot in a secured box below the cash drawer is a better way to keep the drawer till small.

You never mingle money from different cashiers before verifying the amounts and checking against the register tally,unless you don't care about employee theft.

Stores typically lose more to cashier "borrowing" from the cash drawers than robberies;and internal "inventory shrinkage " is more than most people suspect.

On another note,there is some professional thought that if there is too little money the robber is more likely to kill from a sense of anger at being "cheated"!!

I worked in retail and know a fellow who is a career loss prevention manager for a major retailer.

Stores typically lose a lot from employees stealing stock out the back door,and from cash register games.Some cashiers conspire with friends to not ring up items as a way of shoplifting in plain sight.

This is why the greeter or other person asks to check your bags and receipt on the way out of a store.It is to deter dishonest employees,not really hassle shoppers,though it seems so.Most store now have cameras recording and viewing the cash registers more to deter cashier theft than robberies.And the computerized cash registers allow loss prevention to verify that the cashier rang up the actual items,not some lesser priced ones as part of a scheme.

15 posted on 08/02/2010 7:44:19 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham
By the way,I know from personal contacts that one small chain retailer in the Mid west lost $100,000 at ONE store in ONE year due to the manager being the leader of a theft ring;that was five times the USUAL annual theft loss!

So looking to make sure employees didn't conspire with a robber is justified,it is only summarily firing before thorough investigation that I object to.

16 posted on 08/02/2010 7:49:53 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham
Now that I have seen. Worked at Kmart in high-school and had an asst. manager who would throw TVs in the dumpster and then come by after hours to pick them up.

The store manager picked up on the ‘shrinkage’ and suspected who was doing it.

I am not sure why they did it this way, but the transferred him to another store and found that TVs started disappearing in the same way at the new store. He was arrested. He stole, we heard, over a dozen before getting caught. The more success he had the more greedy and brazen he became.

The dumpster trick is the one I saw, but the checkout one was probably going on and I just didn't know about it.

But, yes, this was many years ago before all the camera's and electronic checks and balances. The employees were big thieves and probably stole more than all the shoplifters combined.

Back then, companies relied on an employees 'honor' and 'loyalty' to the company. That was right at the time when all that loyalty stuff began to fade on both sides.

17 posted on 08/02/2010 8:02:41 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

LOL

Thanks for the memory boot

In HS had a buddy that lived on his own and his GF was a checker at the local AJ Bayles. Old school checker - cash register with buttons and everything.

Steaks were a buck, canned good 30 cents and so on - the manager could see that items were rung up - but not the amout. Two bags of eats for 5 bucks.

You are correct in thatr employee theft is the larger part of business losses.

WOrst at places with high employee turnover.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 9:26:07 AM PDT by ASOC (Alpha India Alpha Three Tango Alpha)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s next? Criminal organizing to form a union?

No wait. The DNC already exists.


19 posted on 08/02/2010 9:29:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No doubt the genius called them on his cell phone....


20 posted on 08/02/2010 9:31:04 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: beckysueb; Fresh Wind
the local courts (Government) will probably order Wendys to give the guy an
extra (couple) thousand bucks for his trouble....

in welfare payments / "public support"...


Criminal organizing to form a union?...No wait. The DNC already exists.

DNC / Unions Ldrs / Criminals = all the same (lazy b@st@sds) thing
...or am I insulting the (the lesser, of the 3) the criminals?

21 posted on 08/04/2010 9:09:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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