FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Two suspects are still on the loose after targeting the Burger King in the 2500 block of Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne.
Police said they robbed the restaurant at gunpoint, shoving the employees in a walk-in cooler in the process.
Fort Wayne police said two suspects armed with handguns came in demanding cash. A manager and two employees were inside at the time and hit a silent alarm.
“Each one of the employees was forced into their walk-in cooler where they were told to remain,” said Michael Joyner. “[Officers] found the individuals still in the cooler at the time of our arrival and investigative process.”
The manager in the store during the robbery thinks the suspects put them in the cooler so the employees wouldn't see which way they ran off.
Joyner said fast food restaurants can be likely targets for robbers because of late hours. But they carry little cash on hand at night.
“Is it worth eight to 10 years of your life in prison for $50?” asked Joyner. “It's not like you're going to get rich by any stretch of the imagination. You've got to understand that there are surveillance cameras, there's going to be some physical evidence left that's going to identify who you are.”
Investigators only have vague descriptions of the two suspects. They are looking through surveillance video.
Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at (260) 436-STOP.
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