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Hedgesville fast-food restaurant robbed at knifepoint

August 25, 2009

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Burger King restaurant at knifepoint early Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the Burger King at 248 Roaring Lion Drive at 3:55 a.m. and learned that an employee was robbed by a man with a knife, according to a news release.

The employee told deputies the man surprised her as she was entering the restaurant and threatened her with the knife and forced her into the restaurant, deputies said.

Once inside, the man forced the employee to remove money from the safe, according to the release. He then took the money and fled, the employee said.

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Deputies checked the area for the man, but were unsuccessful. A sheriff's department K-9 later helped in the search, deputies said in the release.

The robber was described as a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 190 pounds. He was wearing a white mask and had a hood pulled up around his face.

The employee was not injured, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call Sgt. B.F. Hall at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.


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