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Burger King Worker Robs Boss

A Burger King worker locked his manager in an industrial-sized refrigerator and robbed the fast-food restaurant of 407,000 rubles ($14,000), police said Monday.

The robbery happened Sunday at a Burger King outlet at 2 Nizhnyaya Maslovka in northern Moscow, police spokesman Viktor Maximov said by telephone.

The Burger King manager was discovered by a superior after the robber accidentally activated the alarm, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported on Monday.

Maximov couldn’t say what kind of alarm it was or whether the employee had been arrested.

Maximov did not identify the Burger King worker, saying only that he was "apparently a Central Asian native." He said the worker, if convicted of robbery, faces up to four years in prison.

U.S.-based Burger King opened its first three outlets in Moscow this year.

In an unrelated fast-food robbery, three unidentified tall young men of Slavic appearance stole 7,000 rubles ($240), 28 sausages and the cell phone of the saleswoman at a Stardog!s cafe at 16 Leningradskoye Shosse in northern Moscow at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Maximov said.

The assailants threatened the saleswoman with "something that looked like a gun" and fled in a white Russian-made car, he said.

If arrested and convicted, the trio could be jailed for up to 10 years, he said.

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