Armed robber hits area Burger King

WINTERSVILLE – A robber assaulted a Burger King manager and forced her to open the safe inside early this morning, Village Police reported.

Village Police Chief Ed Laman said the robber was waiting outside the rear of the restaurant off Frank P. Layman Boulevard when the manager came out to dispose of the trash around 2:24 a.m. today.

The robber grabbed the manager, fired a shot into the air, hit her in the head and forced her back inside, Laman said.

The robber then forced the manager to open the safe, took money and fled, the chief said.

The investigation into the robbery is continuing, the chief said.