Men rob Lady's Island McDonald's at gunpoint

info@islandpacket.comOctober 14, 2013 

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The McDonald's on Lady's Island was robbed at gunpoint Sunday by two masked men, who forced the employees into a freezer, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1:30 a.m., two masked men approach another employee at the back door of the restaurant on Sea Island Parkway. One of the men pulled a handgun and forced the employee inside.

Five employees were inside the restaurant during the robbery. One of the suspects rounded them up, while the other directed a manager to open the safe and register. After taking an undisclosed amount of money and several of the employees' cellphones, the suspects forced them all into a walk-in freezer. Once inside, the suspects fired a shot and ran, a news release said.

No one was injured.

The suspects were described as black, 17 to 25 years old, about 6 feet tall, 175 pounds. One was wearing a dark shirt, camouflage pants and a red baseball cap. The other was described as wearing a dark shirt and pants and a baseball cap with lime green on it.

Anyone with information can call Cpl. A. Zsamar at 843-255-3408 or Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372.

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