- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Police in North Carolina are looking for robbers who ignored a “No Weapons” sign at an eatery and brought firearms to their crime.

Employees of The Pit in Durham were assaulted at gunpoint at the gun-free zone, a local ABC affiliate reported May 19.

“Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor,” the station reported.


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After the assault one of the employees was taken to the hospital, but was later released, owner Greg Hatem told the station.

Reader F Paul Valone wrote in the ABC News 11 comments section: “The Pit BBQ was robbed at gunpoint? Wait, that’s not possible; The Pitt posted signs prohibiting guns. We all know that armed criminals will avoid places that prohibit guns, right? Since most will miss the irony, the Pitt BBQ’s other location in Raleigh was where national gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly held their meeting to have a “dialogue with gun owners”… to which no gun owners were invited.”

The owner of The Pit is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty parties.