Police: Suspect shattered front door of Raleigh McDonald’s, threatened employees

August 3, 2018

Police: Suspect shattered front door of Raleigh McDonald's, threatened employees

Two employees were inside a McDonald’s in Raleigh early Thursday morning when a suspect shattered the front door.

Officers with the Raleigh Police Department responded to the McDonald’s at 6250 Capital Boulevard near Triangle Town Center around 4:30 a.m.

Officials say the suspect was armed and used an object to shatter the glass front door and enter the restaurant. Then, the suspect walked inside and demanded money from the employees before fleeing the scene.

The employees were terrified, they said, but no one was injured. Police did not say if any money was taken.

The dining room was not open at the time of the incident, so the front door was locked, but the drive-thru is open 24 hours a day.

One of the employees told WRAL that a man came inside and pointed a gun at her. She ran across the street fearing for her life.

Officials said it is difficult to tell if the suspect is a man or a woman in the surveillance video. The break-in is under investigation.

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