54th Street Grill manager reports armed robbery

03/07/2014 1:25 PM

03/07/2014 1:25 PM

Kansas City police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Friday at the 54th Street Grill and Bar at 303 Northwest Englewood Road.

The 26-year-old closing manager told police he had paused while counting money in the rear office to get a cigarette from his car about 1:45 a.m. When he opened the back door, two men confronted him and hit him in the head with weapons. One man held what appeared to be a handgun, but the victim heard what sounded like pellets rattling inside the gun as he was being beaten. The other man had a stun gun.

The men stole the manager’s wallet and bound his hands with duct tape. They then stole the cash from the desk and fled.

The victim sustained a cut to his head that required stitches, police said.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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