Police: 3 fast food restaurants robbed minutes apart

Updated: Feb. 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say they responded to three armed robberies of fast food restaurants just after 10 a.m. in Charlotte.

Officers responded to a hold up alarm call at a Taco Bell on the 3100 block of Freedom Drive on Saturday morning.

Two suspects robbed the restaurant with at least one handgun according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Just minutes after the Taco Bell robbery, police say they responded to a robbery call at the Wendy's on the 3300 block of Freedom Drive.

Police told WBTV preliminary investigations show the Taco Bell and Wendy's robberies are related.

A second Wendy's was robbed on East Independence Boulevard at 10:13 a.m. on Saturday according to CMPD.

Investigators say one suspect held up the restaurant with a handgun then fled on foot.

Investigators do not believe the armed robberies at Wendy's are related, police says.

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