UPDATE: Tunnel Road Bojangles robbery this afternoon

The Asheville Police Department confirms that Bojangles on Tunnel Road has been robbed. Officials say the East Asheville fast food restaurant was hit sometime Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. Asheville Police are still looking for the suspect. No other details are available at this point.

The robbery suspect ran into the wooded area behind the restaurant. He was a white male armed with a handgun.

Press release

from Assheville Police Department
The Asheville Police Department received a report on Thursday 10/25/2012 at 3:12 PM of an armed robbery at the Bojangles Restaurant at 1338 Tunnel Road. Witnesses described a white male dressed in dark clothing jumping the counter while displaying a handgun and demanding money. The suspect left the property on foot toward Scenic Drive. Investigators believe the suspect then fled the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported in this incident.

Investigators with the Asheville Police Department will be continuing the investigation through the night. More information will be released as it develops.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.