2010-07-29 / Other News

Parkway Burger King Robbed At Gunpoint

By Charles Rogers

Burger King at Rockaway Parkway, near Avenue L, was robbed Sunday. Charles Rogers      Burger King at Rockaway Parkway, near Avenue L, was robbed Sunday. Charles Rogers The cashier at the Burger King Restaurant at 1772 Rockaway Parkway said she screamed when she looked down and saw the muzzle of a gun aimed at her face when a man began to pay for two hamburgers and she opened the cash register. The man said, “Don’t scream! You’re going to make it obvious!” Then he leaped over the counter and began robbing the place.

Police from the 69th Precinct said the cashier later told them the man, black and about five-feet, nine and in his early 20s, also with a goatee, walked into the restaurant near the corner of Avenue L last Sunday at about 4:25 p.m. and ordered the burgers. When he showed the handgun to the cashier he jumped over the counter and took approximately $300 cash from her register and another next to it and then asked the assistant manager, “Where is the safe?”

The assistant manager, a 21-year-old woman, said she did not have access to the safe, at which point the thief ran into the management office and grabbed approximately $1,200 cash that was about to be deposited into the safe, from the table. Police said two witnesses apparently corroborated the woman’s story.

The man then fled from the restaurant on foot, heading north onto East 96th Street. Police said surveillance cameras are being viewed by detectives who are checking for fingerprints and other possible evidence.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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