Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 'Empire' star Grace Byers keynotes USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy luncheon

    Human Interest

    BY AMY SCHERZER

    TAMPA — The first University of South Florida graduate to address the USF's Women in Leadership & Philanthropy supporters, Grace Gealey Byers, class of 2006, centered her speech on her first name, turning it into a verb to share life lessons.

    Grace Byers, University of South Florida Class of 2006, stars on the Fox television show Empire. She delivered the keynote at the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy luncheon Friday. Photo by Amy Scherzer
  2. Southeast Seminole Heights holds candlelight vigil for victims' families and each other

    News

    TAMPA — They came together in solidarity in Southeast Seminole Heights, to sustain three families in their grief and to confront fear, at a candlelight vigil held Sunday night in the central Tampa neighborhood.

    A peaceful march that began on east New Orleans Avenue was held during the candlelight vigil for the three victims who were killed in the recent shootings in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
  3. It's not just Puerto Rico: FEMA bogs down in Florida, Texas too

    HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts' house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its feet that reads "Waiting on FEMA."

    Ernestino Leon sits among the debris removed from his family’s flood-damaged Bonita Springs home on Oct. 11. He has waited five weeks for FEMA to provide $10,000 to repair the home.
  4. McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

    STERLING, Va. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s “not certain yet” on what Trump wants.
  5. Tampa's Lance McCullers shows killer instinct in pitching Astros to World Series

    Ml

    HOUSTON — It felt like the beginning on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, the arrival of a new force on the World Series stage. The Astros are back, for the first time in a dozen years, and they want to stay a while.

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) throwing in the fifth inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, July 12, 2015.