By Alex Fees
Manchester (KSDK) - Manchester police are investigating whether thieves who kidnapped and robbed the owner of Uncle Bill's Restaurant, on Manchester east of 141, knew the owner's routine and where his office is located in the restaurant.
Sunday afternoon as the owner was walking to his office in the rear of the building he was approached by two men wearing towels on their heads and ball caps. The owner was pepper-sprayed in the face, subdued, and forced into the back seat of his own vehicle.
Police say while one man sat in the backseat and forced the owner to keep his head down, the other drove to a location near Interstate 44 and Kingshighway. There police say the crooks pepper-sprayed the owner again, before dropping him off with his vehicle.
The thieves made off with the money the owner was taking to the office to count.
Sgt. Dan Rehm said, "Right now the only description we have is two black males, one about 50, fairly heavy set; the other one 35-40, and thinner. They had white towels over their heads, and green and black ball caps. He did not get a real good look at their faces."
Anyone with information on what happened at Uncle Bill's is asked to call CrimeStoppers, at 866-371-TIPS.