Robbers climb through drive-through window, rob workers

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, June 27 2016 Jun 27, 2016 Monday, June 27, 2016 9:02:55 AM CDT June 27, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

HAZELWOOD (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood are investigating after three men wearing surgical masks climbed through a McDonald's drive-through window and forced workers to open a safe.

The crime happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt. Police are trying to determine if the crime is connected to a similar robbery a couple of hours earlier at a St. Louis McDonald's.

Hazelwood Police Sgt. David Roth says the robbers pulled up in a black SUV. The driver stayed in the vehicle while three others, one with a gun, climbed through the window and took employees to a back room and told them to get money from a safe. The robbers fled back out the drive-through window.

The restaurant is open 24 hours a day for drive-through service.

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