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PD: McDonald's employees tied up during robbery

6:01 AM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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APOPKA, Fla. -Four people were tied up Monday morning at a restaurant in Apopka, police said.

Authorities said the McDonald's store in the 1600 block of North Rock Springs Road was robbed around 3:30 a.m.

A manager, who is pregnant, a customer and two employees were tied up with zip-ties, officials said.

According to investigators, three masked, armed men were involved in the robbery. They demanded money from the cash register, police said.

Officers said there was a fourth man waiting in a get away car, described as a four-door gold sedan
The restaurant is open 24 hours, but only open via the drive-thru in the overnight hours.
It wasn't immediately known if anyone was injured.

Police said the men are also suspected of robbing a Publix supermarket and 7-Eleven store on Sunday evening.

The three men, who were said to be masked and armed with guns, held up the Publix store on State Road 436 and Palm Springs Drive, according to officials.

Investigators said the Publix staffers were ordered to the office, where they made off with money.

Officials said a cellphone taken from a victim at McDonald's was pinged at the 7-Eleven on State Road 434.

Surveillance video is being reviewed.


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