Chick-Fil-A in Southlake

Southlake Police Warn Businesses About "Quick Change" Thieves

March 27, 2018 - 2:27 pm

SOUTHLAKE (KRLD) - Southlake police are warning businesses about a couple of men that allegedly schemed a Chick-Fil-A out of around a couple hundred bucks.

In a series of tweets Tuesday, Southlake officials described the elaborate plan by the two men to steal the money from the fast food location at 2301 E. Southlake Boulevard.

When it was time for the first suspect to order, he "immediately built a rapport" with the cashier, fist bumping him and calling him by his name. 

The first suspect then ordered a sandwich and paid with a $20 bill. As the cashier made change, the man pulled out a $1 and asked for change for that as well.

At this was going on, the second suspect was called to the next register and began conducting the exact same scheme.

“I paid with a twenty, right?” the first suspect asked, and money began changing hands on both registers.

After multiple back and forths, the cashier realized something was wrong, slammed his drawer and called for his manager.

Police say the two suspects left the restaurant with around $200 from the restaurant. 

Authorities say staff members were able to write down a license plate that matched the vehicle description (a 4-door black Chrysler) and provided them with photos and video. 

In the video, the second suspect is in the middle of his scam, with his buddy behind him in the blue shirt.

If you recognize any of these thieves, please contact Det. Roberson at Southlake Police.