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Sonic restaurant robbed at gunpoint in Winston-Salem

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Sonic at 2005 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are searching for two suspects after a Sonic fast food restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night in Winston-Salem. 

The suspects were armed with handguns when they entered the Sonic at 2005 Silas Creek Parkway and demanded money shortly after 11:30 p.m., police said. 

The suspects ran away from the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. 

A Sonic employee was struck with a handgun during the robbery, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported, police said. 

The first suspect was described as a light-skinned black male standing 5’9″ tall and weighing between 160 and 175 lbs.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown Polo boots with black tips, black gloves with blue grips, and a black fitted baseball cap at the time of the incident. 

The second suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male standing about 6’2″ tall and weighing 180 lbs. with thick, neck-length dreadlocks.  He was wearing a white T-shirt, light blue jeans and black shoes. 

Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800.