Police investigating an armed robbery of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike Burger King

The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Burger King on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

Police responded to the restaurant, located at 1850 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

According to police, an investigation shows that three or four males, believed to be Hispanic, entered the rear of Burger King after an employee took out the garbage. During the course of the robbery, one suspect displayed an unknown type of handgun and struck a Burger King employee over the head causing an injury.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury to the head.

The suspects fled the area in a vehicle, possibly a silver Acura with tinted windows. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Knotter Drive, towards Cheshire.  A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcasted to surrounding towns and the Connecticut State Police. However the vehicle was not located. There was an unknown amount of cash taken during the robbery.

The Southington Police Department Detective Division is investigating and anyone with information is asked to call the Southington Police at 860-621-0101.

This is the second robbery on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in as many days. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, TD Bank, located at 921 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, was robbed by Brian Jacobs, 22, of New Britain.

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