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Two Arrested, More Being Sought in Bucks Restaurant Robbery

By Brad Segall

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) -- Two men are behind bars in Bucks County, and more arrests are expected, in connection with an invasion-style armed robbery last week at a popular Bensalem restaurant.

Police confirm the robbery of Bar Louie, across from the Neshaminy Mall, was an inside job.  One of the men arrested, 27-year-old Randy Sanchez of Philadelphia, was an employee there.

He was arrested along with 27-year-old Patrick McElheney, who is believed to be homeless.

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(Photos provided by Bensalem PD)


Early Friday morning, several people wearing masks and dark clothing confronted employees who were closing up.

"They assaulted one of the workers as well with a stun gun," notes Bensalem public safety director Fred Harran.  "I believe another worker was pushed to the ground and they locked him up in a walk-in cooler type of place.  They had guns, knives, stun guns."

The group stole an undisclosed amount of money from a safe, along with personal items belonging to the workers.

The two men arrested face robbery and related charges, and are behind bars in lieu of $250,000 bail each.

Police are believed to be looking for at least two more people.

"I can't go into the actual investigation," says Harran, "but we are obtaining more leads through interviewing and through other information that we're gathering.  And I'm confident that more arrests will be made in the very near future."


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