Toledo police are seeking information through the Crime Stopper program about eight robberies that occurred between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and may be related.
The robberies were: G&L Adult Video, 1124 North Reynolds Rd., about 5 a.m. Nov. 3. Two masked men armed with handguns took money from the cash drawer and several videos. Village Carryout, 1407 Bernath Pkwy., Nov. 8 and Nov. 24. Both times, two men armed with weapons and wearing masks ordered employees to the floor and took money from the registers. Burger King, 1940 South Byrne Rd., about 6 a.m. Nov. 14. When a worker answered the back door, she was confronted by two masked men with handguns who took cash from the safe. McDonald's, 1405 South Byrne Rd., about 1 a.m. Nov. 18. Employees were leaving the restaurant when two men armed with weapons accosted the manager, pushed him into the eatery, and forced him to open a safe in the office. Dollar General, 1305 North Reynolds Rd., about 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Two men waited in the store until closing and then approached employees as they were counting the daily receipts. The manager was assaulted by one of the men and all the employees were ordered to floor. Burger King, 33 South Reynolds Rd., about 3:45 a.m. Nov 26. Two men with handguns entered the side door of the eatery, confronted the manager, and forced her to open the safe. She and other employees were forced into a cooler until police arrived. McDonald's, 5057 Monroe St., about 10:50 p.m. Dec. 2. A man entered the restaurant and forced employees into a freezer and ordered the manager to empty the registers and safe into a backpack. The man was described as black, about 6 feet, 1 inches tall, 25 to 30 years old, wearing a camouflage jacket and a sky blue ski cap with white snowflakes and reindeer on it.
In addition to any Crime Stopper reward, Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, and Big Boy are offering a $5,000 reward for information about these robberies that lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stopper program. Callers may remain anonymous.