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Southbury McDonald’s Robbed at Gunpoint

Two men wearing masks and brandishing guns, knives and baseball bats ordered employees to the ground and entered the restaurant’s safe, making away with thousands of dollars.

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.

Ron September 04, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Keep the back door locked after midnight
GEG September 04, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Kind of surprised they got so much cash when most people use credit cards these days. Sounds like someone knew the best time to hit to get the most cash. Possibly someone with insider knowledge?
MK Cuthbert September 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Souhtbury is a great target ( remember the bank robbery a few years ago? One block from the PD) due to 84. In this economy I would imagine we'll see more of this. I hope that the Southbury PD factors this stuff *in*.
ConcernedResident September 05, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Southbury PD is a total JOKE! A bank is robbed around the corner from them, nothing. The Karan Market is robbed at gun point, nothing and now this? So what will it take for them to act like real cops and actually catch a thief.........when someone(s) DEAD? They are a bunch of pitiful wannabe cops. But hey they catch DUI's so we are all safe right? You just wait, lock your doors and get a gun permit because we could be the next Cheshire............As long as the current force is in NOONE IS SAFE!!!!!

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