The robbers struck a Burger King on West Sunrise Blvd., a McDonald's on North University Drive and another McDonald's on West Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise Police Officer Cindi McCue discussed the crimes.
Robbers struck three Broward County fast food restaurants early Friday morning.
At 3:33 a.m., a red Dodge with tinted windows pulled up to a Burger Kind at 6125 West Sunrise Blvd, authorities said. The driver ordered items from the drive through and pulled up to the window. Another person, wearing a red bandana covering his mouth, ran from behind on foot.
Armed with a gun, he told the employee to give him the tray of money, authorities said. She didn't resist, and the two robbers drove away, according to authorities.
"The seriousness is that somebody coudl be injrued in this type of thing as opposed to the loss of property. When we're talking about weapons, then it becomes about personal safety," said Officer Cindi McCue of the Sunrise Police.
In a separate incident, at 4:36 a.m. at the McDonald's at 2260 North University Drive a similar situation occurred. This time the employee slammed the window on the men and ran to the back of the store and hid. The robbers took off empty-handed.
Another McDonald's was also robbed Thursday night. This restaurant was located at 3070 West Oakland Park Blvd. It wasn't immediately known the two robberies were connected.