NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


      The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of the Burger King at 201 Mary Esther Boulevard at approximately 9:45 Friday night. The first man went to the end of one counter and pointed a black revolver at the manager. A second man then came in, leaped over the counter, and indicated he wanted money.

       The manager gave them cash and they left the building. Several employees were also inside the restaurant at the time, but no one was hurt.

       The suspect carrying the gun is described as a skinny black male in his late teens or early twenties with a skinny nose. He was wearing a baggy blue shirt and had a bandana over his face.

       The second suspect is a tall, skinny black male who appears to be in his early twenties and has a short "buzz cut" hair style. He was wearing a long, baggy red shirt, jeans, and had a black bandana over his face.

       Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.