CASA GRANDE — The manager of KFC on Florence Boulevard was beaten with baseball bats and robbed Saturday morning by three teens, police said.

According to Thomas Anderson, Casa Grande Police spokesman, three young men “jumped” the KFC manager in the parking lot of the restaurant about 9:30 a.m. Saturday and used baseball bats to subdue and injure the manager. The robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash belonging to the restaurant.

The manager was treated for significant but not life-threatening injuries at a hospital.

Casa Grande Police obtained surveillance photos from a business across the street of one of the three robbers who has been identified as 18-year-old Victor Santiago Lauro, whom police are actively looking for.

Police request if anyone has information about Lauro or the other two men involved in the crime to call the department at 421-8700 or 421-8711, ext. 6066.


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