Drive-Thru Robbers Strike at Another Fast Food Restaurant

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Rock Hill Police are searching for the armed men who forced their way into a fast food restaurant’s drive-thru window. The case is one of a handful that have happened at various McDonald’s locations in the St. Louis area.

In the most recent incident, Rock Hill Police report that two men entered the McDonald’s at 9815 Manchester Road through the drive-thru window at 10:45 p.m. July 7. The case has been classified as an attempted armed robbery.

The men “display[ed] a silver-colored handgun at the employees. One of the victims was pushed during the robbery, causing the victim to fall to the ground,” Det. Sgt. Joe Ferrara said.

The employee said she was not injured and refused medical treatment. The men left through the window and fled westbound on Manchester Road. Police said the vehicle used in the robbery was located and processed. It was reported stolen and wanted in connection with another robbery.

The incident is the latest involving criminals forcing their way through drive-thru windows. In April, a masked robber jumped through the window at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Edwardsville. He shot an employee in the leg during the robbery attempt.

In June, a group of men wearing surgical masks and dark clothing climbed into a McDonald’s drive-thru window in Hazelwood. A gunman directed employees to the back of the restaurant and ordered the manager to open the safe.

Rock Hill Police are working with other agencies who are investigating similar crimes.