Mt. Shasta Police investigating robbery at Burger King

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
A screen shot from a Sept. 8, 2018 surveillance camera video at Burger King in Mt. Shasta. The video, showing a robbery suspect in the lower right corner, is posted on the Mt. Shasta Police Department Facebook page.

The Mt. Shasta Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at Burger King in Mount Shasta on Sept. 8, 2018.

MSPD posted a video today on its Facebook page from an indoor surveillance camera at Burger King. It includes some still images of the suspect that were extracted from the video, but the image quality is poor.

MSPD Lt. Joe Restine said the suspect appears to be wearing a hat with an emblem and a pink camouflage backpack that they’re hoping someone might recognize.

According to information posted today on the MSPD Facebook page, officers responded on Sept. 8 at approximately 11:40 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Burger King. “Employees reported that the power had gone out when they heard yelling coming from the back door. They described a suspect as approximately 6’ tall, medium build, raspy voice wearing black sweater and mask. They said he pointed a handgun at them and demanded money. The suspect grabbed the cash drawer with an estimated $500-$600 and left out the back door.”

Restine said they checked with Pacific Power and there was no external power outage. That would typically mean that the power outage was created by a tripped breaker. But he said the panel board is visible in the video and nobody is seen tripping a breaker.

He said there were no external surveillance cameras or other cameras inside that could have provided more information.

The suspect can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of the video as well as in the still pictures at the end of the video.

MSPD asks, “If you recognize the suspect please call us at (530)926-7540, if not, Please Share!” See video here.