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McDonalds held up

PUBLISHED: 16:37 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 12 August 2010

TERRIFIED staff were subjected to a horrifying ordeal when sledgehammer-wielding thieves smashed their way in to a restaurant to rob the till.

TERRIFIED staff were subjected to a horrifying ordeal when sledgehammer-wielding thieves smashed their way in to a restaurant to rob the till.

Four staff, including two managers, were on duty at the McDonalds restaurant in Swanley Bypass, Sidcup, when three men crashed their sledgehammers through the café doors just after midnight last Thursday and stole £700 from the till.

Workers at the fast food chain have been offered counselling by managers but nobody was injured in the robbery.

Police are investigating the incident and have issued descriptions of the suspects.

One is white, aged between 35 and 40, about 6ft 2ins tall, of large build and was wearing a dark top, blue tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a green balaclava.

The second suspect is white aged between 20 and 30, about 5ft 10ins tall, and was wearing a grey puffa jacket with a large hood, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The third man is white, aged between 20 and 30, about 6ft, and was wearing a black jacket with white writing or logo on it, black jogging bottoms, black trainers and a black balaclava.

A spokesperson for McDonald's said: "The safety and security of our staff and customers is of paramount importance to McDonald's. Staff present on the day have been offered counselling and we are co-operating fully with the police who are investigating the matter."

Anyone with information should contact Bromley police robbery squad on on 020 8284 9969 or to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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