GCPD Searching for Fast Food Restaurant Robber
Police say that at least 20 robberies, including one in the Snellville area, may be linked to the same person.
Gwinnett County Police say that in the last three months approximately 20 Burger King restaurants have been held up at gunpoint in the Metro area, about six of them in Gwinnett.
At least one of the robberies was at Burger King located at 3580 Centerville Highway, Snellville. The area is in unincorporated Gwinnett County.
Through comparing surveillance footage and witness accounts, they believe the same man is responsible for the robberies, along with hold-ups of multiple KFCs and Taco Bells.
They are now seeking the public’s help in locating the man, who they describe as a dark-skinned black male with a muscular build, approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He has a short haircut and wears diamond earrings.
The man usually comes into the restaurants early in the morning while employees are setting up, according to Detective Brendon Hix of the Gwinnett Police Department. He drives a two-toned black and grey Buick Regal GS, which has been seen leaving multiple robbery locations.
The suspect usually heads to the bathroom to put on a mask, before robbing the stores, said Hix. He has threatened employees with a large black gun, but no injuries have been reported in the cases so far.
"We are looking into one case where one round was shot into the ceiling," he said.
The crime trend started in late April, according to the detective, with the robber taking off with between $300 and $1,000 from each store. He said that the footage, from the Burger King on Centerville Highway, released today is the first time they have been able to catch him without a mask on.
Burger King Corporate is now offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information should contact the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.