Danie M. Huffman

wdreporter2@yahoo.com

A man with a gun entered Whataburger Tuesday morning and robbed the fast food restaurant.

Employees reported around 6:15 a.m., the suspect made two trips to the restaurant located on South Main Street. First, he entered the building wearing blue jeans with a dark-colored leather jacket and a bright orange face mask, which covered his entire face. Employees also said he left the mask on while he placed an order. He apparently did not have cash to pay for the food and left the store. A few moments later, he appeared in the drive-thru, on foot, displaying a silver, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the attendant.

Weatherford Police Det. Wendy Field said the man also demanded his previous food order.

He fled on foot headed south across a neighboring insurance parking lot, but was caught on video surveillance before he got away. Police canvassed the neighborhood following the robbery, but did not find the suspect. Police are not releasing the exact amount of cash the suspect got away with, but did say it was about a few hundred dollars and his food order.

He is described as either a dark-complected white or Hispanic male, 5-foot, 10 inches tall, with a slender build and a very thin moustache.

“Fortunately, no one was injured during this robbery,” said Weatherford Police Capt. Greg Lance in a press release. “This is a very serious offense and we encourage anyone with information in regards to this crime to contact the police department.”

Field said at this time, authorities do not have any reason to believe another suspect was involved in the crime.

Police did not have any solid leads as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Field said there have been no other similar robberies in the area recently, and nothing connecting the suspect to any other crimes as of Tuesday afternoon.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the suspect. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555 or 1(800) 942-STOP.

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