Several McDonald's have been robbed by two masked men armed with a handgun.
There have been two robberies off of Hull Street. A third McDonald's in Chesterfield County was hit on Willis Road. Another just outside the city on Nine Mile Road in Henrico and the latest robbery was Sunday night at a McDonald's in Glen Allen off of Nuckols Road.
Chesterfield police say all three of their cases are connected and police sources tell 8News Henrico investigators believe the same guys might have robbed the restaurants in their county.
Former police captain and law enforcement expert Steve Neal says another key factor is that in each case, the thieves targeted a McDonald's.
“The first thing I noticed right off the bat is the fact that all the businesses are the same. The MO is the same in each one of these cases, so it's very likely based on that information that the person that's perpetrating this crime is really familiar with this particular business
“I wouldn't be at all surprised if police looked at former employees…maybe someone who even works there now.”
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