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Hamburglers' sought in McDonald's robbery

By Curt Yeomans

cyeomans@news-daily.com

Two real life "Hamburglers" are wanted in connection with a Tuesday morning robbery at a Stockbridge McDonald's, located near the Clayton and Henry county line.

However, unlike McDonald's fictional character, who only stole hamburgers, these robbers were after money. The thieves are accused of stealing $441.57, and causing $725 in damages to a security camera, and a Wayport wireless Internet machine.

The allleged crime took place on Tuesday, around 2 a.m., at 3825 Highway 138. There were four employees in the restaurant.

One employee told police the robbers entered through a door that two McDonald's workers had used to leave earlier in the night. The door was supposed to lock automatically when it closes, but it seemingly failed to do so after the other workers left. Investigators want to determine why it failed to lock.

"That is the question everybody is asking," said Clayton Police Spokesperson Lt. Rebecca Brown. "It could be an inside job, but we don't know yet if they have had any problems with that door in the past."

Officer Phillip Holmes, who wrote the report, said he saw the suspects when he reviewed a security tape from the restaurant.

In the report, Holmes described one of the suspects as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, and wearing a "black hoody" and jeans; white-and-green tennis shoes; a black mask and gloves, and a burgundy-and-tan shoulder bag, with a black strap.

Holmes described the other suspect as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds, wearing a black sweat shirt and jeans, white tennis shoes, white gloves, and a black mask.

One male employee told police he only saw the robbers come in, and he got on the ground at their command, but did not see anything else.

All employees were forced to get on the floor, according to the police report. The robbers ordered the manager to open the restaurant's safe, but the manager did not have the code. Attempts to reach another manager to get the code were unsuccessful, because "the phone was disconnected," according to the police report.

The robbers made another employee open the cash register, and stole $100 from a McDonald's worker. The robbers also ordered the employees to turn over their cell phones, but the workers did not have any on them.

The robbers then ran out of the restaurant, and the employees locked themselves in an office.

In the report, Officer Holmes said a 9-millimeter bullet was found in the restaurant and taken in for evidence. According to the report, witnesses told Homes the bullet "fell out of one of the suspects' gun."

Anyone with information about the robbery, should contact Detective Michael Medious at (678) 610-4743.