Fast food robbers arrested

Justice didn’t taste so good this week for a group of men who set up a drive-through robbery in Denver last year.

Police arrested three men on Wednesday associated with an armed robbery at the Denver KFC/Taco Bell on May 26, 2010. The robbery was a setup and involved one suspect taking money from his acquaintance who worked at the restaurant, said Capt. Joel Fish of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

Last May, Alexander Kongmeng Chue, of Newton, walked up to the KFC/Taco Bell drive-through at about 10 p.m. and demanded money from the cashier. Loua Lai Lor, who was working at the window, called for another employee after seeing that Chue had a gun and subsequently gave the robber more than $1,100 in cash.

Chue then left the property.

Catawba County deputies called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s K-9 unit for assistance, but a dog lost the scent after a short search.

A year later, Fish said investigators discovered that Chue and Lor knew each other and set up the entire robbery. Another man, Chichia Lor, of Maiden, was also in on the scheme and rode with Chue to the scene of the crime, Fish said.

Fish said one of the suspects was arrested on Wednesday and confessed to the robbery and participation of the other men.

All three suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery and conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon. They are being held in the Catawba County Detention Center, with their bonds set at $7,500 each.