Police are investigating an armed robbery outside a Burger King in Cromwell early Thursday morning.
Police responded to the Burger King at 136 Berlin Road shortly before 12:30 a.m. and learned that a man with a gun confronted an employee outside the restaurant and ordered that employee to open the door and go back inside, police said.
It did not work because the restaurant was already locked, but the robber stole some personal items from the employee, then ran toward the commuter parking lot at the corner of Sebethe Drive and Berlin Road, according to a news release from police.
The employee was not injured during the robbery.
A Connecticut State Police K-9 handler responded and followed the track from Burger King, across Sebethe Drive and to the commuter lot, and police believe the robber got into a vehicle parked there and left the area.
The robber, described as slender and around 5-feet-5, was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and had his face partially covered with a dark knit hat, police said.
He might have gotten into a lighter colored, newer model, Subaru station wagon.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Cromwell Police at 860-635-2256.