Female employee at Durham McDonald’s injured during armed robbery, police say

The McDonald's where a female employee was assaulted inside (Kelly Kennedy/CBS North Carolina)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Armed robbers held up a Durham drive-through by climbing in through the drive-through window Tuesday morning, police said.

According to Durham police, the robbery happened at the McDonald’s located on Tower Boulevard just after midnight.


The suspects were armed with guns and wearing masks, police said. Once inside, they “grabbed a female employee, took her to the back and demanded that the safe be opened.”

The restaurant’s manager received an injury to the left side of her head, and she was taken to a local hospital, police said.

“Doctors at the hospital later determined that the victim was possibly struck in the head with an object during the incident,” police wrote.

It’s not clear yet if this crime is connected to the Cary carjacking, Durham armed robbery, Durham shooting and police pursuit that began in Durham and ended with a crash near New Hill. Police said they don’t believe there’s a connection, but they’re still investigating.

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