Police investigate Burger King robberies

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MIAMI - The Miami Police Department is investigating two robberies at neighboring Burger King restaurants in the Allapattah area.

Police said both robberies took place on December 3.

The first robbery happened around 9:50 p.m. at the Burger King at 3601 Northwest 27th Avenue. 

Authorities said a partially masked armed robber pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money. In fear of losing her life, police said the employee allowed the robber to take money from the register. Meanwhile, another employee saw the crime unfold and ran for safety to the back of the store, authorities said. Police said the gunman fled the scene immediately with the cash. 

The second robbery happened at 10:20 p.m. at the Burger King at 1309 Northwest 20th Street, police said. According to authorities, an armed robber, with a partially covered face, jumped through the drive-thru window and startled the employee and the customer that was about to place her order. The robber demanded all the cash from the register. The robber was caught between the window sill and the window when someone began to scream, and in fear of running out of time, fled the scene, authorities said.

Police described the suspect as a black male wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit at (305) 603-6350.

Those with information that wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (4877); visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select "Give a Tip"; or send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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