A woman who is an employee of Burger King in Parker was robbed at gunpoint and left tied up until she was released by people who heard her yelling early on Saturday morning.
The employee, a female, was by herself opening the store for the day when the incident happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday. Burger King opens for breakfast at 6 a.m.
A man, with a mask over his face and a hooded jacket on, came through the side door head down, armed with a firearm, according to law enforcement. He started yelling at the employee and demanding money.
The man tied her up, took $1200 from the store’s safe and from cash registers, and left.
The employee was not discovered until around half an hour later when employees of Ruperto’s, a Mexican food place across Riverside Drive, heard her and went over to investigate. They untied her and called 911.
“This is an ongoing, active investigation,” said Officer Michael Bailey at Parker Police Department. “There is video surveillance and we’re working some leads now.”
Armed robbery is a class 2 felony in the state of Arizona. Anybody with information on the incident is encouraged to call Parker P.D. at (928) 669-2265.