Fifth store in six weeks hit
Armed robberies exploding in Madison
By Patrick Yost
An armed gunman robbed Burger King Saturday.
According to Madison Police Department reports, a black man, approximately 6’1”, entered the restaurant from the south side at approximately 11 p.m., waved a pistol at customers and employees and demanded money.
Reports state that the man emptied an undetermined amount of cash from the Eatonton Highway store’s registers, threatened two elderly customers in the restaurant to not move and then fled the restaurant from the same south-side door he entered.
Several employees and the customers at the restaurant said they observed the man flee the area in what they believed was a green Ford Taurus that had been parked at the Zaxby’s parking lot next door. Witnesses said the man drove northbound after leaving the Zaxby’s parking lot.
Witnesses also said the man was dressed in black, was wearing black gloves and had either a scarf or ski mask covering his face. An immediate search of surrounding roads was unsuccessful.
This marks the fifth armed robbery in Madison in the past six weeks. An arrest was made in two armed robberies but officers are still investigating an armed robbery at the North Main Street Golden Pantry convenience store and the West Washington EZ Bottle liquor store.
“We don’t see anything that leads us to connect the is to Golden Pantry or EZ Bottle,” said Det. Carl Jones, city of Madison Police Department.