Armed robber holds up Tempe McDonald's, escapes

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TEMPE, Ariz. – An armed robber is on the loose after holding up a Tempe McDonald’s early Monday morning.

It happened at about 6 a.m. at Baseline Road and Priest Drive.

According to police, a man walked into the McDonald’s and fired a gun into the air. That man took an undisclosed amount of money from the cashiers before leaving the restaurant, which is open 24 hours a day.

The suspect fled the scene, but it’s not clear if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

Detectives were on the scene talking to witnesses shortly after the incident was reported.

The suspect is described as a black, heavyset man in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black hoodie, white sport shorts, black tennis shoes and a red baseball cap.

Police believe the man is connected to similar armed robberies.

No injuries were reported in Monday's robbery.

If you have any information about the suspect, you can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377), 1-800-343-TIPS (8477) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).