Statesville Police are asking for public’s assistance following an armed robbery early Monday morning. The robbery took place at the Burger King Restaurant on NC Highway 90 in West Statesville. Two employees were forced to the floor by an armed gunman. The suspect tied the employees hands behind their backs and duct taped their mouths. The unknown suspect was wearing black pants, a zip up black jacket and a hood covering their face. The suspect showed a handgun and fled on foot after removing cash from the registers.