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Fayetteville Police Looking for Robbery Suspect

Posted July 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— One suspect is recovering in a hospital and one is still on the loose after a fast-food robbery in Fayetteville Wednesday night.

Two people robbed the Owen Drive McDonald's in Fayetteville across from the Bordeaux Shopping Center just after 11 p.m. Wednesday. Some money was taken from the restaurant, but police did not say how much.

An employee was able to sound an alarm to the police department when the suspects entered the restaurant. When police arrived, one suspect was behind the counter. He ran out and got into a car where a second suspect was waiting. The driver lunged the car at police and the police fired shots.

One suspect was hit in the arm. The other fled with the money. Some of the money was found behind a nearby Pantry Restaurant a short time later.

The wounded suspect was taken to Cape Valley Medical Center. Police are continuing their search for the other suspect. The FBI has been called in to investigate.