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Robber caught on video jumping over Burger King counter to steal money, cops say

In this surveillance video released by the Suffolk

In this surveillance video released by the Suffolk County Police Department, a man helps himself to the cash drawer during a robbery at the Burger King in North Amityville on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Police are seeking the public's help in finding the robber. Credit: Sufolk County Police Department

A man jumped over the counter at a Burger King on Thursday morning and stole money from the cash drawers in a robbery caught on video, Suffolk County police said.

The subject went into the North Amityville restaurant on Sunrise Highway about 7 a.m. and acted like he was going to pay, then jumped onto the counter, prompting the cashier to move back, store surveillance footage shows.

The cashier unlocked two cash drawers with a key, and the robber spent several seconds taking money out from both, the video shows. He ran off on Bayview Avenue, police said.

The robber stole about $100, said Det. Lt. John Rowan of the First Precinct.

The suspect appeared to be 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall and unshaven, police said. He was wearing a white do-rag, a black shirt with white writing and gold frameglasses, police said.

First Precinct detectives ask anyone with information to call 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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