MPD searching for suspect in Poplar Avenue Chick-Fil-A robbery

Chick-fil-a cashier robbed at drive-thru on Poplar Avenue

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened at the Chick-Fil-A on Poplar Avenue Wednesday morning.

Police arrived to the scene where the victim told officers the suspect entered the restaurant around 9:45 a.m. asking to purchase a Chick-Fil-A shirt. The victim told the suspect the restaurant’s work shirts were not for sale and the suspect left.

She then told police the suspect pulled around to the drive-through twice, once asking for a cup of water, but the second time he drew what was believed to be a gun.

Police say the victim saw him holding the weapon under his shirt before he motioned toward the cash register outside of the store. She then ran into the restaurant.

A witness in the drive-through told officers she saw the suspect take an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

The suspect is described to be 5 feet 10 inches with dark hair, brown complexion, green eyes and possibly in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a black shirt and dark pants.

Witnesses say he fled the scene in a burgundy four-door Sedan.

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