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Weirdly dressed man robs Burger King at gunpoint

He wore a chef's hat, but he wasn't there to help out on the French fry line.

Hillsborough sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed the Burger King at 3911 Van Dyke Road early Wednesday.

Deputies say the suspect, who wore a bandana and a large floppy chef's hat, approached the manager pointing a black semi-automatic hand gun at her. He forced her behind the counter where two other employees were present.

He told the employees to empty the cash drawers, then he took the manager into the office where he had her open the safe. He took an undisclosed amount of money, along with the victims' cell phones.

Deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect, who was caught on a surveillance video.

He's described as a black or Hispanic male, 20s-30s, 6 feet 2 inches, 170-180 pounds, with a thin build and light brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black boots, white latex gloves, a black bandana covering his nose and mouth and a chef style hat.

Anyone with any information can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

This photo taken from surveillance video shows the suspect with a gun trained on the manager of the Burger King. Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

This photo taken from surveillance video shows the suspect with a gun trained on the manager of the Burger King. Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

Weirdly dressed man robs Burger King at gunpoint 06/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:35pm]
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