Man robs Dayton restaurant at gunpoint

Dayton Police investigate an armed robbery at the Burger King on N. Gettysburg Avenue.

DAYTON (WDTN) — Police are investigating an armed robbery a Dayton Burger King.

Officers responded to a call at the restaurant in the 1100 block of North Gettysburg Avenue around 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say a man walked into the restaurant, showed a gun, made threats and got away with cash. Workers described the gun as a semi-automatic handgun, according to police.

Witnesses say the suspect fled the restaurant and drove away in a white Pontiac Grand Am, heading towards Hoover Avenue. Police say they’re looking for the vehicle with the license plate number GVN2173.

The suspect was described as a black male, standing between 5’6″ and 5’9″. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a Pittsburgh Steelers ballcap.

Workers told police the man said to “be quiet and give them the money”, before running out of the restaurant, slipping through a hole in the fence to an adjoining business and getting away in a car.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Dayton Police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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