Durham fast-food workers forced into freezer during robbery
DURHAM – Two armed people in masks forced employees into a freezer while they robbed the McDonald’s restaurant on N.C. Highway 54.
The April 14 incident started with the robbers – a woman and a man -- pushing their way in after an employee opened the door to the dining room about 1:05 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
“One employee was injured when she fell during the robbery,” Michael said.
The robbers escaped with four stolen cellphones and $4,835 cash, according to a police report.
No arrests yet in the case.
In other news:
- On April 13, about 3:30 a.m., a 41-year-old man walked toward his car in a parking lot in the 2700 block of Campus Walk Drive when two people approached and took his wallet and Guatemalan identification card. He was slashed several times with what appeared to be a razor and was taken to the hospital for treatment, Michael said. He couldn’t provide a description of the suspects.
- On April 14, a 35-year-old woman delivering pizza to the 600 block of Old Oxford Highway was forced into a vacant house and robbed at gunpoint of $15 cash, cellphone and pizza. She reported four suspects, one of which may have been a female, police said.
- On April 14, a teen boy was playing basketball at North Blacknall and Franklin streets when investigators say he was robbed of his Air Jordan sneakers.
- On April 19, a resident in the 3300 block of Meadowrun Drive reported the burglary of more than $40,000 worth of property, including a wedding ring set, watch, mink fur coat and $800 cash.
- On April 17, a resident in the 3600 block of University Drive reported the burglary of two watches, an Apple computer and iPad, a television and $950 cash.
- Gustavo Covarrubias Cardenas, 34, of Mebane was arrested Tuesday and charged with incest with a child, statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $750,000 bond.
- Donald Justin Zinser, 30, of Ragtime Road in Chapel Hill was arrested Tuesday and charged with trafficking opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance. He was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $50,000 bond.
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