Gunman robs DQ near BU campus

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An armed robbery Wednesday occurred at the Dairy Queen located on LaSalle Avenue.

Emergency notifications successful

By Sara Tirrito
Staff Writer

An armed robber struck a Dairy Queen employee with a pistol while the employee was taking out the restaurant’s trash Wednesday night and then proceeded to rob the restaurant, according to the Waco Police Department.

The robbery occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the LaSalle Avenue Dairy Queen.

“A Hispanic male walked up behind the employee striking him in the back of the head with a pistol,” the Waco PD information release said. “The suspect forced the employee back inside the restaurant where another employee was counting out the night’s proceeds. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left through the back door in an unknown direction.”

Captain Danny Knight of the Baylor Police Department said the Waco PD informed Baylor Police of the incident so an alert could be sent to students, faculty and staff.

In January almost 4,800 students did not receive the university’s emergency notifications about a manhunt for the suspects in two robberies, but Lori Fogleman, director of media relations, said all students received alerts about Wednesday night’s incident.

“The e-mail and text sent through the university emergency notification system was successful,” Fogleman said. “All students were notified.”

Marvin Poates, Dairy Queen regional manager, said he did not have a comment on the incident at this time.