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Pajama-wearing suspects rob DQ, shoot manager
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Pajama-wearing suspects rob DQ, shoot manager

UNION CITY, Ga -- A Dairy Queen manager is hospitalized after being shot during a very violent robbery Wednesday night. Police said he was shot in the leg and will recover, but they are afraid if they don't catch the two gunmen who robbed him, someone else might get killed.

Surveillance video from the restaurant on Roosevelt Highway in Union City shows a very violent robbery. At about 8:30 p.m., the two gunmen stormed into the business and leaped over the counter ordering the manager to open the cash registers.

"He was cooperating, he was doing what they asked and we don't know why they shot him," said Union City Detective Gloria Hodgson.

Hodgson said they rarely see this kind of violence in robberies.

At one point one of the gunmen smashed his pistol over the head of the manager. After the manager emptied one of the cash drawers, the other gunmen shot him in the leg.

Both suspects had masks over their faces but police are hoping someone can identify them because of what they were wearing. "One had on some checkered colored pajama pants and brown moccasins," Det. Hodgson said. "The other had on dark colored pajama bottoms and black and white sneakers."

After cleaning out two cash drawers and stuffing the money into a brown paper bag, the suspects forced three other employees into a freezer and fled. The manager was able to call 911 and police let the employees out of the freezer.

"They pistol whipped the manager along with shooting him so they are pretty dangerous and we do want them off of the street," Det. Hodgson said.

Union City Police are asking anyone with information about the robbers to call them at 770-964-1333 or call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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