Masked robber makes off with bank deposit bag as Daytona Beach KFC closes

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police are searching for two thieves they said carefully planned a violent robbery at a local KFC.

A restaurant worker was robbed by a masked man, and the crook made a quick getaway after taking off with a bag full of cash, authorities said.

A worker was leaving with a bank bag full of money just before 10 a.m. Friday on Mason Avenue when a man wearing light-colored pants and a dark shirt ran up to the employee.

Police said the crook had a weapon, but they're not sure if it was a gun.

Officers said the employee threw the bank bag to the robber, who then ran and jumped into a car with another man.

"He was in fear of his life and he knew what time it was. He knew he was getting robbed," said Sgt. John Creamer of the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Surveillance video shows the robbery and the getaway car, police said.

"We think there had to be some preplanning involved," said Creamer. "Things don't just happen randomly. There had to be some thought."

There were no injuries, police said.

Unusually, police questioned the victim multiple times after the robbery, according to Channel 9's Blaine Tolison.

Witnesses told police they saw the possible getaway vehicle parked with two people inside waiting.

Officers said they believe the car is an older model green Buick or Oldsmobile.

"Somebody knows who that is," said Creamer. "Somebody can call us and report it. They can call CrimeStoppers. We don't want your name, we just want your information."