Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Police might've killed the "Burger King Bandit"

Posted By on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:10 AM

This morning, police shot and killed a man who was allegedly in the process of robbing a Buckhead Burger King.

Now they're investigating the possibility that he's the "Burger King Bandit," the individual police believe is responsible for more than 20 fast food robberies in the metro area since April.

Here's what happened, according to the AJC:

Police responded to a robbery call at 5:45 a.m. at the restaurant at 2425 Peachtree Road, near Lindbergh Drive, said Atlanta police Maj. Keith Meadows. An officer who responded confronted the suspect inside the Burger King, and ordered him to surrender, Meadows said. The suspect turned toward the officer, who fired two shots, wounding the robber, Meadows said. The officer pursued the man outside and confronted him again. The man again turned toward the officer, who fired his weapon at least seven times, killing the suspect, Meadows said.

Meadows also said they recovered a mask from the scene that's similar to the one worn by the Burger King Bandit, and a car found near the incident is similar to the late model Buick Regal used as a getaway car in the most recent robbery, which took place on Saturday at a Taco Bell in Stockbridge.

Police haven't identified the man as yet. And they're not identifying the officer who fired the shots.

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