On Saturday, armed men allegedly herded customers into a back room and robbed the safe of a Jack in the Box. This makes at least the fifth armed robbery of the restaurant chain since they asked law-abiding customers to refrain from carrying guns into the store. The incident occurred around 4 a.m. in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. According to Fox 23, law enforcement officials “said the two suspects are in their teens or early 20s.” They entered the restaurant in the early morning hours and “ordered everyone into a back room and forced the manager to open a safe.” They then fled the scene with an unspecified amount of money.
They left “in a silver Pontiac G6 without a tag number.”
On May 11, 2015, Breitbart News reported that Jack in the Box asked that law-abiding citizens not carry guns in their stores. Less than two weeks after making that request, two Jack in the Box restaurants were robbed — both in Houston — and a shooting occurred at a Jack in the Box in Nashville. In one of the Houston robberies, the suspects not only robbed the store but moved about the restaurant robbing patrons as well.
More recently, in April 2016, two Jack in the Box restaurants were robbed at gunpoint in Phoenix, according to Fox 10.
Now the Jack in the Box in Broken Arrow can be added to the list as another example of how a corporate anti-gun policy does nothing to deter criminals.
Breitbart News previously reported that Sonic announced a ban on law-abiding citizens carrying guns in their stores on May 30, 2014. On that same day, a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed.