A teenage girl who worked as a cashier at a Manhattan Burger King was shot dead in the stomach during a robbery at a fast food restaurant early Sunday morning, police said.
The thief entered the restaurant on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem at around 1 a.m. and whipped a male customer with a pistol before hitting a manager in the face, police said.
He then shot 19-year-old employee Kristal Bayron-Nieves in the torso and recovered an unknown amount of money from the ledger, cops said.
The teenager was taken to the Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after, police said.
“She didn’t deserve to be broke while working in a Burger King,” a law enforcement source said.
The thief was described as a thin man who wore dark clothes and a black mask, cops said. Police were watching the scene for a video.