McDonald's surveillance shows closer look at robbers who terrorized workers



APOPKA, Fla. - Investigators in two counties are trying to catch a group of armed robbers who were caught on camera.

WFTV obtained surveillance video of a robbery at a McDonald's in Apopka, in which a pregnant manager, along with two employees and a customer, were forced to the back by three armed men and tied up as they robbed the restaurant.  

Police said the men also held up a Publix at Palm Springs Crossing in Altamonte Springs on Sunday.

At about 3:30 a.m. Monday, McDonald's customer Sherry Brunson said she was sitting in the corner of the restaurant when the three masked men barged in with shotguns. 

In surveillance video, one of the robbers approached Brunson and then made her walk toward the back of the restaurant.

"They said, 'We're not going to hurt you.' But, when you're face down on the floor, your hands are tied-wrapped; I mean, people can say, 'We're not going to hurt you,' but you don't know until they're gone," said Brunson.

Brunson and the employees were tied up, face down on the ground while the robbers held a shotgun on the pregnant manager, and forced her to empty the safe. That manager was then tied up and the robbers filled their bag with cash and ran.

Police said they believe it could be the same trio who robbed the Altamonte Springs Publix Sunday night.

Those robbers hit just around closing at 10 p.m., holding several employees and customers at gunpoint and forcing a worker to open the safe.

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