Man Holds Up Burger King In Evanston

Suspect ordered employees into the freezer and stole about $1,000

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    Police are looking for the man who held up a Burger King early Wednesday in north suburban Evanston.

    An armed man entered the fast-food restaurant on the 1800 block of Dempster just after 6 a.m., police said. He ordered employees into a freezer and stole about $1,000.

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    "They were not locked in there but he had ordered them to stay in there for approximately 10 minutes," said Evanston police Cmdr. Jason Parrot.

    The suspect is described as a black male who stands 5 feet, 3 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches tall. He was wearing a black winter coat with a fur-trim hood.

    Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Evanston Police at 847-866-5000.