Plainfield police are trying to identify two gunmen who held up a Burger King on Wednesday night.
The suspects struck about 9 p.m. at the 11740 S. Route 59 Burger King
According to a news release from the Plainfield police, the men ran into the restaurant from a neighborhood to the north, entered the front door, jumped the counter and robbed the restaurant. The two men then exited through the front door and ran back toward the neighborhood from where they came.
The men made off with an undetermined amount of money.
The first man was described by police as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender, muscular build. He was wearing black sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt with a white stripe, a black ski mask, tan or brown boots, blue latex gloves, and he was armed with a black handgun.
The other man was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a regular build. He wore black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath, a white cloth – possibly with a clown-face print – over his face, black sneakers, blue latex gloves, and he also was armed with a black handgun.
The police department news release said the second man appears to be very similar to an unidentified gunman wanted in connection with another armed robbery that occurred at the same Burger King. That stickup was the night of Oct. 23. In that incident, the suspect entered the restaurant via a side door, jumped the counter and robbed the store.
Anyone who can identify the two men is asked to contact the Plainfield Police Department Investigations Unit at 815-267-7215 and ask for Detective Allen, or call 815-439-7658 and ask for Detective Meszaros.