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West Hempstead McDonald’s robbed by pair after they ordered food, police say

An undated Google view of the McDonald's on

An undated Google view of the McDonald's on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead. Credit: Google

Nassau County police said the two male suspects who robbed a McDonald’s late Tuesday afternoon in West Hempstead must have been fans or hungry or both: They ordered food before announcing they were robbing the place.

Police said Wednesday that Fourth Squad detectives are pursuing all leads in the 4:45 p.m. robbery at the store on Hempstead Turnpike. One suspect motioned to his waistband during the robbery, as if he had a gun, police said.

No weapon was seen and no one was injured, police said.

Police said the suspects — one about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, heavyset, and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap; the other about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin, wearing a black vest and a gray sweatshirt with a black winter cap — entered the store, approached a female cashier and placed an order. Then, police said, one of the two men placed a black plastic bag on the counter along with a demand note, while the second suspect told the woman to open the register and hand over cash. Police said the cashier complied.

They did not reveal how much cash was taken.

Police could not immediately say what the suspects ordered.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

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