Is it high time we started carrying out background checks on “Santas” before letting our children get close to them? While people are taking their time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, some ill mannered individuals are using the season to pounce on unsuspecting individuals.
An incident in which a robber dressed as Santa Claus robbed a KFC restaurant at knifepoint caught many by surprise.
Derbyshire police reported that an undefined man dressed up like Santa Claus jumping through a window into an England KFC restaurant and before robbing the fast food using a knife. The incident is reported to have taken place earlier last week.
Once the robber got into the restaurant, he jumped over the counter and threatened to stab one of the employees using a knife, getting his way to stash cash in his bag before he fled the scene.
According to officers, the suspect was in full red, donning red jacket, red hat, and red trousers.
No information was released about how much the fake Santa had stolen.
Staff at the fast food restaurant didn’t realize that the robbery was serious, thinking it was just a Christmas prank, until the robber took out his knife.
Officers then rolled into action, accompanied with police dogs, in a bid to pin down the suspect, but the efforts haven’t borne fruits yet. The officers carried out a search of the area but it appears the suspect was smart enough to evade the officers.
“We can confirm there was a robbery at the Alfreton drive-through. Thankfully, the restaurant was shut and no-one was hurt but we are offering employees any support they need,” a spokeswoman for KFC told The Derby Telegraph.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have information that may help them track down the suspect to come forward. The robbery took place in a restaurant located in Hockley Way, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Description of the robber as released by the police states that the suspect is 1.78 meters (5’10”) tall, and stocky.
Reports reveal that the robber committed the act in the night at around 10:30 p.m.
Should you have any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect, call the police immediately on 101.
But even as the investigations continue, many have expressed their concerns with the way some people can take advantage of a figure like Santa Claus to get involved in criminal activities.
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