Mt. Vernon PD investigating armed robbery of Hardee’s restaurant

MOUNT VERNON — An investigation is underway in Mt. Vernon, following a reported armed robbery of a local fast food restaurant.

According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, they responded just before 4 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an armed robbery at the Hardee’s restaurant at 1600 Broadway.

The suspect is described as a black male around 6-feet 4-inches tall, wearing dark clothing and reportedly displayed a handgun during the robbery.

The man reportedly fled the business northbound on foot and it is believed he continued north from the 500 block of North 12th street. Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt Vernon Police Department.