RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police are investigating a restaurant robbery that frightened customers and employees. It happened at the McDonald's at the corner of Hull street and Commerce Road when employees were serving their morning rush of customers.
Most mornings, McDonald's is packed with people getting their breakfast fix. Not Monday.
In the parking lot, customers' cars are replaced by investigator's vehicles. Instead of people lined up at the cash register for food, police officers were inside putting the pieces together. In fact, the cash register is where Terry Higgins says this all started. He was just enjoying some breakfast when he says he saw a man come inside and demand cash from the cashier.
"He showed them a gun and said give me your money, then he ran out the door real fast," said Higgins. "I was scared."
Higgins says the suspect jumped over a small red railing outside the building, and ran toward Commerce road. Police got the call at 6:30 a.m., which would have been right in the middle of McDonald's morning rush.
This comes three weeks after police say a man robbed another McDonald's on Midlothian Turnpike near Chippenham Parkway. Investigators continue to search for the person responsible in both early morning hold-ups.
Police say they're working to get surveillance footage inside the restaurant to help lead them to an arrest. If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.