Evanston police are searching for an armed robber who they say held up the Burger King at 1829 Dempster St. early Wednesday morning.
The man entered the store carrying a handgun around 6:10 a.m., according to police, just after it opened for business. He approached the two employees on duty and demanded they give him money from the store’s safe, then forced them into the store's freezer, police said.
They handed over approximately $1,000 in cash and coins to the man, who ran out the rear service door, according to police. Contacted Wednesday morning, a Burger King employee declined to comment on the incident.
Evanston police detectives are reviewing video surveillance cameras from the restaurant, and released a description and photographs of the suspect. Police say he is a black male between 5’3” and 5’5” tall, of medium complexion and medium build who was wearing a black winter coat with fur around the hood.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the police department at 847-866-5000 or use the anonymous Text-A-Tip service. To do so, text the keyword “EPDTIP” to the number 274637 (CRIMES) along with the information.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include additional information from the police.