Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Colored robber waves gun, shoves McDonald’s employees into freezer (VIDEO)
Police have released a chilling surveillance video showing a masked robber waving a gun while sticking up a Queens McDonald’s and shoving employees into the freezer.
The bandit hit the fast food joint on Hillside Avenue near 181st Street in Jamaica last Tuesday around 10:50 p.m. and ducked into the bathroom, police said.
He hid there until after closing time and emerged around 1 a.m. when he whipped out a black semi-automatic handgun while donning a ski mask, cops said.
The thief then forced two workers into the freezer and took a third toward the safe.
He rifled through its contents and removed cash, then used flex-cuffs to tie up the employee, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call and freed the employees.
The suspect - described by cops as a black man between 28 and 33 years old, 6-feet tall and 200 lbs. with long black hair - was wearing a black ski mask, blue hooded sweatshirt and blue pants.
He fled onto Avon Street after the heist.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.