New York City – According to the police officials, the 19-year-old restaurant worker was shot to death during her shift at Burger King outlet during an early morning robbery on Sunday. The victim reportedly gave the suspect cash from the drawer upon his demands. As the robber turned to leave, they turned around and shot the teen in the torso. The killer got away with just $100, officials said.
The 19-year-old woman, Krystal Bayron-Nieves, was working as cashier and was newly employed.
Police said the unidentified armed suspect reportedly entered the New York City fast food eatery at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem around 1:10 a.m, Sunday morning. The suspect then pistol-whipped a male customer before punching a female manager in the face, according to reports.
The 19-year-old victim gave the suspect cash from the drawer upon his demands. The robber then turned to leave, turned around and shot the teen in the torso.
The killer got away with just $100, according to reports.
The 19-year-old victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, she was later pronounced dead.
The victim’s family told investigators that the 19-year-old woman had only been working at the fast-food eatery for three weeks and had already asked for better security and change to a day shift because she feared for her safety. Krystal reportedly wanted the changes because more than 50 homeless people were sleeping in front of the store, her mother, Kristie Nieves, reportedly said.
The victim’s mother feels guilty about waking her daughter up to go to work. Kristie Nieves reportedly said: “Kristal said on Friday, ‘I don’t want to go. I’m scared.’ I say, ‘You have to go and be responsible.’ At 10 p.m. I wake her up to go and tell her, ‘You have to go. You have to be responsible. You have to get a better life.’’
Authorities said the victim gave the robber all the money in the register, which amounted to $100 in petty cash.
The armed robber, who fled the store, was described as a slim male who was wearing dark clothes and a black mask. Authorities offered a $3,500 for the killer’s capture, putting up wanted posters with a surveillance photo of the killer, according to reports.
This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.