Gunman forces BK workers in Newport News into freezer

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Posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 28 at 5:11 PM

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.

 

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