Skip to comments.Police Say Wendy's Robber Called Back To Complain
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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You know times are tough when even the crooks are complaining.
At least he knows how to count his loot, proving, evidently, that the public schools are not a total failure.
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.
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.
“When can we expect you again, so you can get what you deserve?”
Sad thing is, the local courts will probably order Wendys to give the guy an extra thousand bucks for his trouble.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s next? Criminal organizing to form a union?
No wait. The DNC already exists.
No doubt the genius called them on his cell phone....
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