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Armed Suspect Holds Up Burger King In Evanston

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A man armed with a gun held up a Burger King in Evanston. (CBS)

A man armed with a gun held up a Burger King in Evanston. (CBS)

EVANSTON (CBS) — A man armed with a gun held up a fast food restaurant in north suburban Evanston on Wednesday morning.

The suspect entered the Burger King restaurant, at the corner of Dempster and Dodge, and ordered the employees into a refrigerator or freezer around 6 a.m.

A robbery suspect was capture on camera at an Evanston Burger King. (Credit: Evanston Police)

A robbery suspect was capture on camera at an Evanston Burger King. (Credit: Evanston Police)

The suspect fled out the rear service with about $1,000 is cash and coins, according to Evanston police.

Detectives are reviewing video surveillance cameras from the restaurant.

The offender is described as a black male about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a black winter coat with fur around the hood.