KFC employees fend off knife-wielding burglar

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Police say a robber threatened employees of the Auburn Street Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant Monday night, but they prevented him from leaving with cash.

Rockford Police say they were called to the KFC at 1502 Killburn Avenue at 6:19 p.m. where employees told them a black male suspect entered the restaurant brandishing a kitchen knife and demanded money.

The employees refused to open the register so the suspect tried to pry it open, but was unsuccessful.

The suspect fled on foot, headed north. 

Police say the investigation is on going.

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