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Inwood Burger King robbed

May 04, 2009

INWOOD, W.Va. - A customer at a Burger King restaurant in Inwood on Saturday night jumped over the counter and pushed a clerk to the floor during a robbery, said West Virginia State Police.

The man, described as being white and about 5 feet 9 inches tall, pulled some $10 bills and some $20 bills out of a cash register and left the store, state police said in a news release.

Another Burger King employee saw the man running toward a Waffle House restaurant and a Food Lion store, the release said.

The man got into a red Ford Escort and witnesses said a female was waiting in the driver's seat and that the car took off toward Interstate 81, the release said.

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The incident, which occurred about 9:42 p.m., began when the man came into the restaurant and ordered a medium drink but did not have enough money for it, police said. The man ordered a smaller drink but did not have enough money for it, either, police said.

The man jumped over the counter when the clerk opened the register to put $1.25 in quarters the man gave her into the drawer, police said.

The man was further described as having red, scraggly hair, a gap between his two front teeth and wearing black pants with what appeared to be chili peppers all over them, police said. A partial registration of the Ford Escort ended with the numbers 469.

Anyone with information about the robbery may contact Trooper J.D. Schuessler at 304-267-001 or use the state police e-mail tip service at tips@wvstatepolice.com.

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