Jack in the Box Robberies Continue Following Announcement Asking Customers to Leave Guns at Home
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Jack in the Box restaurants across the country continue to be prime targets for armed robbers following the company’s request that law abiding citizens keep their legal firearms out of their stores.
According to Hawaii News Now,
Honolulu police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Jack in the Box and threatened employees reportedly with a long barreled weapon.
This incident is certainly not the first reported robbery of a Jack in the Box restaurant since the chain asked customers to leave their legal firearms at home. Here are just a few of the robberies that have taken place in the short timespan.
In one of the more recent incidents, an armed man entered a Jack in the Box restaurant and held the employees at gunpoint just after 2am in Houston, TX.
In an incident only a couple of weeks ago, a NW Houston Jack in the Box restaurant was targeted by armed robbers in broad daylight.
Jack in the Box finds itself one of the most recent corporations to have to weigh in on the open carry debate following a demonstration at a Texas Jack in the Box.
Anti-gun activist group Moms Demand Action pressured the restaurant chain to ban guns in their restaurants following the demonstration. The company took a soft-line approach, issuing the following statement,
Creating a warm and inviting environment for all of our guests and employees is a top priority for Jack in the Box. The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. While we respect the rights of all our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring their guns inside our restaurants.
– Jack in the Box VP of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb