Two employees working an overnight shift at a McDonald’s restaurant at 170 Lincoln Road in Vallejo were shocked when a masked robber crawled through a drive-thru window early Tuesday morning.
At about 2 a.m., when the incident occurred, the doors of the restaurant were closed and locked. Customers were only being served in the drive thru.
< p>The robber “confronted both the manager and the employee with a gun and then forced both to the rear of the business,” said Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park. “They were then ordered to strip down and go inside a freezer.”
The employees were in the freezer for less than an hour. In the meantime, the masked robber had made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers.
“Fearing for their own lives, the employees decided to stay put until they felt it was safe to come out,” said Lt. Park.
Police do have surveillance video, which may be released once investigators have a chance to review it for evidence.
“We cannot solve all these crimes alone. We’re going to ask for the public’s help,” said Lt. Park.
The robbery suspect is described by police as 5’10”, 165 pounds, early twenties, either African American or Hispanic. Members of the public with information are encouraged to contact Vallejo Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-786.