Two armed men robbed the McDonald’s in the Southbury Plaza and made off with approximately $5,000 in cash shortly after midnight Sunday.
According to police, on Sunday, September 2 at approximately 12:24 a.m. a 911 call was made from the manager of Southbury McDonald’s, 100 Main Street North, in Southbury. The manager stated that he and the other employees inside were robbed by two masked men.
Troopers and Southbury Police responded to the scene and began a search of the area. State Police K-9 teams also responded to search for the suspects. When the scene was secured, State Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to process the crime scene. Interviews of the witnesses and victims were conducted.
The two suspects were white or Hispanic males in there twenties. One suspect had black hair and was wearing a paintball type mask, a camouflage jacket and black shorts. The other suspect was wearing a grey knit cap, a red bandana, a black hooded sweat jacket, black and white shorts and white sneakers carrying a blue duffle bag, according to police. Both suspects were wearing dark gloves.
The two suspects were armed with a gun, knife, and baseball bat.
The suspects entered the rear door and ordered two female and one male employee to the ground while the other male employee was ordered to empty the safe. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction with approximately $5,000 in cash.
Surrounding police departments were advised of the robbery. There were no injuries sustained to the McDonald's employees. The State Police Western District Major Crime Squad is continuing the investigation.
State Police are asking anyone who has any information regarding this robbery or saw anything just prior or immediately after the robbery to call Troop ‘A’ in Southbury at (203) 267-2200. All calls will be kept confidential.