• Cocoa Burger King robbed a second time


    COCOA, Fla. - Cocoa police are looking for an armed robber who targeted a fast-food restaurant Sunday.

    They said the same location was robbed two months ago.

    Police said an employee was taking out the trash at the Burger King on State Road 520 and I-95 in Cocoa when a man put a gun in her face and demanded money.

    Investigators said the robber than forced her and another employee into a freezer and told them both to stay there as he made his getaway.

    They have yet to find the suspect in the first robbery and now they are searching for the suspect who committed an almost identical crime.

    Officers had their weapons drawn and with the assistance of Brevard County sheriff’s deputies, they quickly set up a perimeter in the surrounding area shortly after the 7 a.m. robbery.

    “We need to be a little more careful about how we open the door,” the restaurant’s owner, Tom Newburn, said.

    Newburn arrived just moments after to check on his employees, who were the only two inside the restaurant at the time of the robbery.

    "The first thing you want to know is was anybody injured, anybody hurt. That was the most important thing. As long as nobody's hurt, we can get by with the rest of the stuff," he said.

    They said the first robber also made his way in through the rear door but used a knife in that case. 

    The owner said he was thankful there were no customers inside, and that no one was hurt in either case.

    The robber is described as light-skinned black male with freckles and about 6 feet tall. 

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