Fast Food Restaurant robbed on Christmas Eve
By Cleopatra Murphy
Freeport News Reporter
The holiday weekend did not go by without incident as armed robbers targeted a local Burger King restaurant on Christmas Eve.
Two armed robbers entered the local eatery located on Yellow Pine Street shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 24 brandishing firearms and demanded cash from the employees of the establishment.
The two men who were described as dark had their faces concealed behind masks.
According to police, the men robbed the fast food restaurant of an undetermined amount of cash before they made their escape from the scene in a dark purple Skyline vehicle.
Police have reason to believe the getaway vehicle may be the same vehicle that was stolen during another recent armed robbery.
On Monday December 19, officers responded to a call in the Royal Bahamia Estates area of Freeport, specifically Dominica Avenue where a male resident was robbed of his vehicle while returning home that morning.
The incident occurred around 9:25 a.m. when two masked men similarly approached the 31-year-old male, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
The man was robbed of a dark purple, 1995 Nissan Skyline vehicle valued at approximately $34,000 before the men fled the scene.
The vehicle bore the license plate number 52058.
The victim described one of the men as having a dark complexion, approximately 6'1'' tall and of slim build.
At the time he wore a blue and white long sleeve shirt, long blue jeans pants and a blue mask to conceal his face.
The accomplice was described as approximately 6'1'' tall and heavy built with a dark complexion.
He was dressed in black clothing and wore a black mask over his face.
Police are once again appealing to anyone who may have been in the area when the victim was robbed to come forward with any information they may have.
They are also asking that the public come forward with any information they may have on the Burger King armed robbery.
Anyone who can provide information on the vehicle or the robberies is encouraged to call police at 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911 with any information that would assist in the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of the perpetrators.
Officers from the Central Detective Unit are continuing their investigations into both matters.
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