Gunman robs Burger King

Published 11:20 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2009

By By Adam Prestridge
Investigators with the Atmore Police Department continue to conduct interviews and review surveillance footage from the early morning armed robbery of the Burger King on South Main Street Monday.
According to APD Investigator Robby Williams, with the Criminal Investigations Division, an armed assailant, described as a black male wearing a mask and dark-colored clothing, entered the fast food restaurant armed with a handgun just before 5 a.m. and held up an employee at gunpoint.
According to Williams, store employees tripped a panic alarm, which, according to APD dispatch logs, was received at 5:01 a.m. Officers arrived on the scene at 5:02 a.m. and were told that the robber ran in a westerly direction.
Tracking dogs from Fountain Prison were called to the scene and initially located a trail, but lost it in the vicinity of Trinity Episcopal Church located on South Carney Street.
Tuesday afternoon, Williams confirmed that no one had been arrested for the robbery.
According to Williams, five officers responded to the scene.
Officers were seen keeping a close patrol of the fast food restaurant throughout Monday.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Atmore Police Department at 368-9141.

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