COCOA POLICE SEEK BURGER KING ARMED ROBBER
By Space Coast Daily // February 23, 2014
EMPLOYEES FORCED INTO FREEZER ROOM, NOT iNJURED
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – At approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning an armed robbery occurred at the Burger King located at SR 520 and I-95 in Cocoa, according to the Cocoa Police Department. (Map above)
An employee told police that as she opened the back door to take the trash out, and a black male pointed a gun at her and forced her back into the store.
He took her into the office and demanded money. He also asked if there were any other employees in the store. She told him there was someone else in the cooler.
After getting money, he forced the first employee into the cooler and told them to stay inside. The employees waited several minutes before coming out and calling police.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6-feet tall. He was wearing a black hoodie and had a bandana covering his face. Most of his face was covered, but employees told police he was a light skinned black male with freckles. He was wearing dark pants and gloves, and when he fled the scene, he was carrying an orange bank bag.
Neither employee was physically hurt, but both are still very shaken, according to police.
The police are working on obtaining any video from the store or the surrounding area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cocoa Police Department or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).