Attempted robbery reported at restaurant

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Marshall police are investigating an attempted robbery reported late Monday.

Jim Simmerman, Marshall chief of police, said officers were called to Long John Silver's at 11:39 p.m. by employees who said they were approached by a male wearing a white stocking cap and a Halloween skull face mask.

One of the employees was looking at damage to her car when she was struck in the back by a tire tool the masked man was carrying. The man, who also had a knife, then demanded to be given the store's bank deposit bags.

When told there were no bags, he searched the employee's vehicle and fled empty-handed.

The employee was not injured in the attack and declined medical treatment.

The man was wearing black running pants with two white stripes on each leg and a black leather jacket. He had brown curly hair and stood between 5 feet, 5 inches and 6 feet tall and weighed between 150 and 200 pounds.

Simmerman said a suspect with a similar description approached the vehicle of a Mazzio's Pizza employee around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. When the employee refused to exit the vehicle, the suspect struck the driver's side window with a tire tool.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Marshall Police Department at (660) 886-7411.

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