Man Posing as Employee Robs KC Zoo with Handgun

5 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 20 2014 May 20, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:48:00 AM CDT May 20, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Police say a man who robbed a concession stand at the Kansas City Zoo wore an employee shirt and served a customer a soft drink before pulling a gun on two zoo workers.

The Kansas City Star reports the holdup at 4:50 p.m. Sunday happened just before the zoo closed. Two employees at the Treetops Snacks concession stand say a man wearing a blue zoo shirt knocked on the staff door and said he needed to check the stand's Dr. Pepper supply.

Police say a customer approached and asked for a soft drink, and the man pulled on a pair of food preparation gloves and served it.

The workers say after the customer left the man pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

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