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Raiders hold up McDonald's staff

PUBLISHED: 15:51 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:25 12 August 2010

ARMED robbers wearing crash helmets held up staff at a McDonald s restaurant to steal some cash. The two robbers stormed McDonald s in Bromley Common at 9pm last Saturday, one armed with what is believed to be a revolver type pistol hidden in a blue plas

ARMED robbers wearing crash helmets held up staff at a McDonald's restaurant to steal some cash.

The two robbers stormed McDonald's in Bromley Common at 9pm last Saturday, one armed with what is believed to be a revolver type pistol hidden in a blue plastic bag.

One stood guard at the door while the other went behind the counter and threatened a member of staff with a knife telling him to open the safe and the till.

The ordeal was witnessed by 22 customers, including a little girl aged nine, and five other members of staff.

They then ran out of the restaurant but police say it is unclear whether they ran off or got away by motorcycle.

Nobody was injured.

DC Toby Grigg of the Flying Squad said: "It was very dangerous to brandish weapons in such a public location where the suspects would have known there were likely to be children."

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

Both suspects are black men wearing crash helmets and black footwear. Police are currently looking at CCTV footage from the area around the restaurant.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 7231 6530, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

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