Lounge employee shot during robbery
Employee was shot in the foot
Updated: Monday, 05 Dec 2011, 5:38 PM EST
Published : Monday, 05 Dec 2011, 5:38 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News police say an employee of Lazy Dayz Lounge was shot in the foot during a December 3 robbery.
Around 7 p.m. officers were called to the business, located at 731 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., after the robbery was reported.
Police say two masked men entered the business using a back door and held customers at gunpoint, while the manager opened a safe.
The men, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, left Lazy Dayz with money and store items. As they were leaving through the back door, the suspects ran into an employee who was in the back cleaning mops. Police say some sort of exchange occurred and the 20-year-old employee was shot in the foot.
The victim was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center for the non life-threatening injury and released.
Police spokesman Harold Eley told WAVY.com about an hour later two men, matching the description of the robbers from Lazy Dayz, entered the Auto Zone at 11033 Jefferson Avenue. One of the masked men struck a male employee in the back of the head with a shotgun, while the other forced a female employee to open the safe.
The suspect left the store, heading in an unknown direction. The male employee did not need medical attention.
Police ask that you call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, if you know anything about the robberies.