Police release surveillance footage of Popeyes robbers

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department released surveillance footage of two robbers who stole from a Popeyes on Monday night.

The robbery took place at about 7:45 p.m. at the store on the corner of Winchester Road and Kirby Parkway. Two men can be seen in the surveillance footage walking into the store with handguns.

Police said shots were fired during the robbery, but no one was injured. The crooks got away with money, but police didn't say how much.

"It's just the norm now," said Robert Richmond.

Richmond said he's tired of hearing about holdups like this.

"People want the easy way out of robbing something, taking something, they don't want to work anymore," Richmond said.

It was the first of two Popeyes robberies in Memphis Monday night. Soon after, robbers hit the store on Austin Peay Highway. In that robbery, an employee was briefly held hostage, but no one was injured.

Police said three armed suspects wearing black masks and hoodies held up the Popeyes on Austin Peay, and all three got away.

The suspects drove off in a four-door burgundy vehicle, possibly a Pontiac Sunfire.

If you know anything about either holdup, you're asked to contact Memphis Police Department.

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