Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Man in Obama mask robs Riviera Beach McDonald's

A gunman wearing a mask resembling President Barack Obama robbed a Riviera Beach McDonald's Saturday morning, police said. .Surveillance photo on left, Barack Obama-type mask at right (not actual mask).

Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a McDonald's on Saturday while wearing a President Barack Obama mask.

Riviera Beach Police say that the man who held employees of the McDonald's at 3551 Broadway at gunpoint with a silver, semi-automatic handgun, was wearing a mask "resembling a likeness" to Obama. He ordered all employees to the back office at 6:21 a.m., and then ordered the manager to open the safe and place the cash in a cloth bag he brought.

Before leaving the restaurant, the man threatened to kill the employees if they did not stay in the office. He then ran from the store in an northeast direction with about $1,000 cash, a written release by Riviera Beach Police said.

The suspect is approximately 6-feet tall, weighs about 170 pounds, and was wearing all-black clothing with white gloves during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Riviera Beach Police Det. Francisco Aquirre 561-845-4123 or Crimestoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-8477.

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