Two area Burger King robbery incidents under investigation

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning¬† at the Monticello Burger King at 200 Seventh St. E.

The sheriff’s office was notified the armed robbery at 5:18 a.m. Sept. 19. According to a news release, a white male wearing all black clothing and a ski mask approached a store employee when the restaurant was being opened.

The alleged suspect showed a black handgun and forced the employee into the store, taking an undetermined amount of money. Officers checked the area but did not find a suspect, the news release stated.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating an incident that occurred at 12:43 a..m. the same morning at a Burger King located in Clearwater.

An employee was leaving the store’s parking lot at 945 Ash St.¬† in a vehicle Sept. 19 when a male subject tapped on the vehicle’s window with a black handgun.

The employee subsequently fled the scene in their vehicle. The alleged suspect was described as being dressed in all black. An area search did not locate the suspect.

Both incidents remain under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information may call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763 682-1162