Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Robber turns Ft. Lauderdale Burger King drive-thru window into 'dive-thru window'

From WSVN:
Employees at a South Florida fast food restaurant fought back against a would-be thief at the drive thru.

Fort Lauderdale Police officers responded to a Burger King restaurant along Northwest Seventh Avenue and Broward Boulevard on Monday morning after a call about an attempted robbery.

Surveillance video shows a man, identified as Edwin Walker, attempting to rob the restaurant by jumping through the drive thru window and snatching at cash from the open register.

According to police, Walker waited for a customer to pull up to the drive-thru window before making his move. "As she opens up the cash register, the suspect jumps on the hood of the car, dives head-first into the Burger King through the drive-thru window and tries to steal some cash," said Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Travis Mandell. "Once inside, the female employee was able to grab onto him as he is trying to flee with the money. Without a doubt in my mind, the actions of this female employee is what prevented the suspect from getting loose."

Raw surveillance video

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