Aberdeen Police Search for Suspect in Robbery
Aberdeen police are still searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that happened earlier this week in the Burger King parking lot.
The incident occurred at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday at the fast-food restaurant on U.S. 1.
Police say William Brown, 55, of Aberdeen, was in the lot near his vehicle when he was approached by a man who asked if he could have a cigarette.
“Then he pulls a gun and takes his wallet,” Deputy Chief Jim Foster said Wednesday.
Foster said the gun was a silver or chrome revolver.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black knit cap and a black sweatshirt, police said.
The subject fled from the scene on foot, heading toward North Poplar Street, police said.
This is the second armed robbery at the restaurant in the last two weeks. On Jan. 7, a subject approached employees as they were closing the store.
The suspect pointed at gun at the store manager, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her back inside the store, police said.
The subject in that restaurant robbery is described a light-skinned black male, standing 5-foot-9 and wearing dark clothes.
Anyone with information about either incident is urged to call police at (910) 944-9721 or call the police tip line at (910) 944-4561.
Contact Tom Embrey at tembrey@thepilot.
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