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Miami man arrested in Burger King armed robbery

Man told cashier he'd start shooting hostages if money wasn't given, police say

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of a Burger King that was reported last month, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Jonathan Barrameda, 27, entered the Burger King at 26801 S. Dixie Highway May 1 and handed the cashier a note that said: "Empty the register quickly and quietly or I will start shooting hostages starting with you."

Police said Barrameda put a backpack on the counter, which the victim believed contained a gun.

The victim complied with Barrameda's orders and gave him some money from the register. Police said he reached over the counter and took the remaining cash from the money tray before leaving.

Police said Barrameda left the ransom note behind, which was confiscated as evidence.

Finger prints that were found on the note identified Barrameda as the robber, authorities said.

The victim also identified Barrameda in a photo lineup. Police said he had gone to the Burger King before.

Barrameda faces an armed robbery charge.

Police did not say how much money was taken.

 


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