Gunman holds up two local Burger Kings
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are searching for a gunman who they believe held up two South Florida restaurants Monday night.
The first armed robbery happened at about 10 p.m. Monday at a Burger King on Northwest 20th Street and 13th Avenue. Surveillance cameras show an employee with sodas in hand, unlocking the drive-thru window, and a second later she has a gun in her face.
A customer said she was waiting in the drive-thru line with her two young kids in the backseat and witnessed the man reach through the window with gun in-hand. "Gentleman just ran up and threw himself in the window and said, 'Give me the money, open the F-ing register right now,'" said the customer.
However, the crook eventually took off empty-handed.
The same night, less than two miles away, another holdup happened at the Burger King on Northwest 36th Street and 27th Avenue.
Employees dropped to floor when a man pulled a gun out and demanded cash. "Some guy came to the window and asked for all the money. He pulled out a long gun, like a big gun," said employee Jamesia Dixon. "He pointed it at the cashier's head at the window."
According to employees at this location, a man matching the description in the first case, again shoved a silver gun through the window and ordered everyone to the back of the restaurant.
Police said the robber reached into the register and made off with the cash inside.
No one was injured at either location. However, scared employees and customers want the armed man taken off the street.
If you have any information on these robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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