2 in custody after robbery at McDonald's in NW Harris Co., authorities say

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
2 in custody after robbery at McDonald's in NW Harris Co.
The two tried to rob the McDonalds on FM 529 near Barker Cypress. Now, the investigation is being led by ATF and DPS troopers.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two men described as "violent perpetrators" are in custody after a robbery at a McDonalds in northwest Harris County.

It happened at the location on FM 529 near Barker Cypress around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

A spokesperson with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office said two armed suspects went inside the restaurant and demanded money.

Employees who were inside when it all happened told ABC13 the men waited for customers to leave before going in. They asked all the employees to go to the back of the store before getting into the cash registers, they said.

Both of the suspects were arrested by deputies and DPS troopers shortly after near the Katy Freeway and Mason Road.

Eyewitness News was told ATF Houston along with the Texas Department of Public Safety are leading the investigation.

No injuries were reported.

The incident forced the restaurant to temporarily close. It has since reopened.

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