17th Jul, 2019

Coventry McDonald's shut down in robbery drama

Felix Nobes 17th Jun, 2019

POLICE descended on a Coventry McDonald’s after a suspected robber demanded the contents of the till.

Eyewitnesses said the restaurant chain was closed and staff were questioned after the incident yesterday (June 17).

Police confirmed an area search was undertaken with dogs.

A man was then arrested in connection with the incident as well as a further robbery of a William Hill bookies that same day.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating two robberies in Coventry yesterday evening (Sunday, June 16) at the William Hill bookies in Providence Street in Earlsdon and McDonald’s in Stoney Stanton Road between 4.40 and 8.20pm.

“It is believed a man entered with a note which demanded the contents of the till, before fleeing both places.

“Following an area search with dogs, officers arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and he remains in police custody this morning (Monday, June 17).”

A bystander said: “McDonald’s in Gallagher (retail park) is closed – lots of police there inside questioning the management and staff and aren’t letting anyone in store or drive through.”

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