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Gunman robs KFC in Victorville; police seek public's help

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a masked suspect they say robbed a Victorville fast-food chicken restaurant at gunpoint in front of several witnesses.

The incident occurred Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. at the KFC restaurant on 7th Street, said officers with the Victorville Police Department.

Officers arrived to find one customer and about nine employees who were in the restaurant at the time of the robbery, police said. No one was harmed.

The male suspect was armed with a handgun and was wearing a ski mask when he entered the restaurant, police said.

He demanded money from one of the employees, who complied, police said.

The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

An investigation is ongoing and authorities are urging anyone with information about the crime, or the suspect’s description, to contact the Victorville police station at (760) 241-2911.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.

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