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Assailants drive through to rob McDonald's in Durham

Posted April 19, 2013

Durham Police

— Durham County sheriff’s detectives said they are searching for two men who robbed a McDonald’s early Friday.

An employee of the restaurant at 1708 S. Miami Blvd. called 911 shortly after midnight to report the crime. The employee told deputies that two men armed with pistols entered the restaurant through the drive-through window, corralled employees and took cash from the registers.

Deputies said they used a canine to track the assailants, but the trail disappeared. They are reviewing security video from McDonald’s and surrounding businesses and re-interviewing witnesses.

Descriptions of the robbers were incomplete. One was described as white with a large freckle or mole under his right eye. He was wearing light-colored pants, a dark hooded jacket and gloves.

The second man was wearing dark-colored pants, a dark beanie, white gloves and had a red-and-gray backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 919-560-0880 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to an arrest, and callers may remain confidential.


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  • djofraleigh Apr 23, 2013

    Why didn't the robbers take any food? I guess they weren't stealing because they were hungry!

  • pipcolt Apr 19, 2013

    It all starts with the parents

  • mor664 Apr 19, 2013

    Crime is going up on this corner. cars at the fire station were broken into last week

  • yankee1 Apr 19, 2013

    If only we had had universal background checks they would never have had the guns! Duh!!!!

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Apr 19, 2013

    "If the cashier was armed, this crime would have been prevented.'

    Yeah, that's what we need - a bunch of teenagers working at McDonalds with firearms.

  • jsok123 Apr 19, 2013

    "....Descriptions of the robbers were incomplete. .."

    Of course! lol

  • balog Apr 19, 2013

    As usual, the GOLO commenters have the answers to everything.

  • yabbadabbadooo Apr 19, 2013

    DHS should be called in to assist.

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 19, 2013

    Sure sounds like an inside job to me.

  • Tax Man Apr 19, 2013

    Gotta lock those windows when you are not serving a customer! Sneaky little robbers will climb in. Sure we are not dealing with a gang of kids???