Robbers use stun gun

Robbers use stun gun

December 29th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Twice on Tuesday stun gun-wielding men walked into businesses and came out with cash.

At Captain D's, at 5001 Oakhill Road, two men walked in about 7:20 p.m. and told everyone to hit the floor, according to an email from Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary. One of the employees refused, and he was shocked with the stun gun. Witnesses said the two men then went through the cash registers and took money.

Then about 8 p.m., two men walked into the Popeye's at 3352 Broad St. They jumped over the front counter and pointed a real gun and a stun gun at the employees while they stole from the cash register.

Weary said one gunman shoved two employees to the ground, and one employee bumped his head while the other cut his hand.

The employees were treated at the scene.

The thieves were described as black men, one with short hair and the other with dreads. They were both about 5-foot-9.

Weary asked that anyone with information about the men call Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.