Stock Island – Deputies responded to an attempted robbery on Stock Island Sunday night.
According to the manager and an employee who were both at the restaurant, a man walked in at 8:30 p.m. He was wearing shorts, no shirt and had some kind of t-shirt wrapped around his head. On his left hand, he had a brown sock and he was carrying a plastic bag.
The manager approached the man, who was at the counter. The man pointed his sock covered hand at the manager and told him he had a gun; he told the manager to hand over the money in the register, then handed the plastic bag to him.
The manager told the man he would have to get the key to the register and he walked away. At that point, the man fled from the restaurant, stumbling and knocking over a display in the process.
According to witnesses and responding deputies who reviewed video from the restaurant’s surveillance system, the suspect is between 35 and 45 years old; he is about 5’8 inches to 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He has blue eyes, was wearing khaki shorts and sneakers.
A search of the area around Burger King did not turn up anyone resembling the suspect. The case will be investigated by Sheriff’s detectives.