Masked gunmen rob Tacoma Hooters, force employees into cooler

Masked gunmen rob Tacoma Hooters, force employees into cooler

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Masked gunmen rob Tacoma Hooters, force employees into cooler

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Masked gunmen robbed a Tacoma Hooters at gunpoint and locked two employees in the freezer on Monday morning, according to Tacoma police.

The Hooter's employees, a manager and janitor, broke open the door on the industrial freezer and called police.

The janitor finished his shift at 6 a.m. but returned to the restaurant finish a task, leaving the door unlocked when he re-entered the store.

Two masked men with semi-automatic handguns entered the store and forced the janitor into the freezer at gunpoint.

Once the manager arrived, the men robbed the business and took the manager's keys, cell phone, and wallet. The manager and janitor were locked in the freezer, which was secured with a pen.

The victims eventually forced the door open. The Tacoma Police Department said the janitor may have spent 40 minutes in the freezer.

Both suspects are described as black men. One was wearing heavy set man, around 5-foot, 10-inches tall. He was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

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