A 20-year-old Burger King employee who was taking a break around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday was robbed at knife point, the Astoria Police Department reported.

Michael Masonholder of Naselle, Wash., was smoking a cigarette near the railroad tracks behind the Burger King restaurant on Marine Drive when he was approached by another man wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt who asked Masonholder if he had an extra cigarette.

Masonholder said he did and as he reached for his cigarettes, the other man reportedly pulled out an 8-inch hunting knife and demanded his wallet. Masonholder said he didn't have any money, but the suspect grabbed the wallet anyway. When he didn't find any cash, the man took off running.

Police were contacted about the incident just before midnight and were not able to locate anyone matching the suspect's description. He was described as being thin with a mustache and a high voice.


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