Crime

Man tries to rob Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s during job interview

The Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Woodhill shopping center.
The Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Woodhill shopping center. Herald-Leader staff

On Wednesday afternoon, a man asked for a job application at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Lexington and then later asked to rob the restaurant’s safe.

Police Lt. Andrew Daughtery said the manager of Chuck E. Cheese’s on New Circle Road told police that a man came into the restaurant about 2 p.m. Wednesday to get a job application. The man later returned to the Chuck E. Cheese’s for a job interview about 4 p.m.

During the interview, the man announced that he wanted to rob Chuck E. Cheese’s and implied that he had a firearm, Daughtery said. The manager then said he didn’t have access to the restaurant’s safe and advised the man to leave. Daughtery could not confirm whether patrons were in the restaurant at the time.

Police are now searching for the robber, whose name has not been released.

It was the same restaurant that closed abruptly in March because staff was overwhelmed by the number of kids in the establishment, police said.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley

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