Two fast-food restaurants in Chicago's Beverly community were hit by armed robbers in the same day.
Robbers stole undisclosed amounts of money from Burger King, 1701 W. 95th St., and KFC, 10421 S. Western Ave., police said.
The first robbery was at Burger King at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
After an employee took out the garbage, he was approached by two gunmen in the parking lot, police said.
The gunmen told him to open the restaurant's rear door and then demanded that a manager open the safe, police said.
The gunmen then ordered the manager and employee to lie on the floor while they stole money from the safe and from three cash registers, police said. The men fled on foot, police said.
At 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, a lone gunman stole an undisclosed amount of money from KFC, police said.
The man entered the restaurant, asked for a job application and then pulled out a gun, police said.
The man ordered two employees to put money into a bag, police said. After they put the money in a plastic bag, he grabbed the bag and ran from the restaurant down an alley, police said.
The gunman was described as a black man between ages 40 and 45, 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds. He had a beard and was wearing sunglasses. He wore a red baseball cap, dark blue shirt, black jeans and white gym shoes, witnesses told police.
This is why I don't go to the restaurants on Western. Hasn't the KFC been robbed numerous times? Why did the Taco Bell close again? Oh yeah, robbery gone bad. Western is easy pickings, young kids working. Thank the Lord that nobody was hurt in these two robberies. What's next? Metal detectors at the entrances of all restaurants? A pat down?