Employees of the Burger King restaurant on Main Street were just getting ready to open on Saturday morning when they were robbed by a tall, thin man at gunpoint. An employee unlocked the door before normal business hours to help the man, who appeared to be injured and in need of help.
Watsonville Police responded to a call from the establishment at 5:12 a.m., according to Bay City News.
"He was outside the front door pretending to be injured, so one of the clerks let him in, and he proceeded to rob the place," said Sgt. Brian Ridgway of the Watsonville Police Department.
The man ran inside, pulled a handgun on the employees and demanded cash, according to Sgt. Ridgway. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount. When officers arrived on scene the suspect, had already fled, and it is unknown if he fled on foot or in a car, according to Sgt. Ridgway.
There were three employees working Saturday's 5 a.m. - 11 a.m. shift at the time of the robbery—two females and one male, according to an anonymous Burger King employee. None of the employees were injured.
The suspect is believed to be Latino man about six feet tall with a light complexion and brown eyes, according to Bay City News.
Surveillance camera footage is being reviewed for clues, and the investigation is underway, according to Sgt. Ridgway.
Burger King remains open for normal business hours.
This robbery occurred just two weeks after the armed robbery of . Sgt. Ridgway does not suspect the robberies to be related.
If you have any information about this incident, call the Watsonville Police at 831-768-3300.