Two arrested after armed robbers strike at McDonalds

TWO men have been arrested following a robbery at a McDonalds fast food restaurant in Suffolk in which masked men armed with knives escaped with a quantity of cash.

The men - one aged 24 and the other 25 - were arrested last night and are now being questioned by detectives at Bury St Edmunds police station.

The incident happened at Northern Road on the Chilton Industrial Estate in Sudbury at around 10.50pm on Friday night

Two men brandishing knives entered the restaurant just before closing time wearing stocking masks over their heads. They approached staff at the counter, threatened them and demanded they open the tills.

Two till drawers containing cash were then handed over and the two men left, fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

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No one was hurt, but staff have been left shaken by the incident.

No members of the public were in the restaurant at the time, but one was in his car using the drive-through facility.

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Both suspects had their faces covered but are described as white, in their late teens to 20s and were wearing jeans and stripey tops.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area between 9.30pm and 11pm last night who may have seen the men or the vehicle or anyone with information about who they are.

If you can help please call Det Sgt Pani Monk on 01473 613500, or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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