Masked men rob Yakima Burger King with firearm

Masked men rob Yakima Burger King with firearm

An armed robbery investigation is underway after two men stole cash from the Burger King on 1605 Terrace Heights Way.

Two masked men forced their way into the building just after 3 a.m. as employees were closing the store. One worker walked outside to change the store sign when the men ran from behind a dumpster and confronted him.

At least one of the men was carrying a handgun but no one was hurt during the robbery, according to Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli. .

They demanded cash and made off with the store deposit. The amount of money inside was not disclosed.

The men had a similar approach and physical appearance when compared to previous armed robberies in the area this year, police said.

The men are estimated to be in their early to mid-20s. One wore all black with a black backpack, mask and gloves. The other wore a black hoodie, blue jeans and a mask resembling a skull, police said.

This is Yakima’s 23rd armed robbery of the year.