NEWPORT NEWS -- A man with a gun forced two workers at a Newport News fast food restaurant into a walk-in freezer early Friday.
It happened around 5:30 a.m. at the Burger King at 10721 Jefferson Ave.
Police said the gunman approached a female employee outside the restaurant, forced her inside, and then ordered her and a male co-worker to the office so he could get the money.
The man made the two put the money in his back pack and then made them go into the walk-in freezer.
The robbery has nearby businesses concerned. Hot Dog King was robbed a year ago.
"Times are tough and people will do anything to get a dollar, especially if they're hurting for it," said manager George Garofalis.
Police say the robber is black, thin, between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black ski type mask, black boots, a black back pack, a black semi automatic hand gun, light blue jeans and cream colored gloves.
If you know anything about this robbery or know the gunman, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.