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Man in monkey mask sought in McDonald’s armed robbery

MARION, Ind. (WISH) — Police are seeking help to find a man in a monkey mask who is accused in the armed robbery of a McDonald’s. 

Marion Police Department said the robbery happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday at the restaurant at 1225 N. Baldwin Ave. That’s near the intersection of state roads 9 and 15 on the city’s north side.

The McDonald’s manager told police she was preparing the nightly deposit when a man dressed in black approached her office. Manager Valarie Hoose was in the restaurant with two employees.

The man had a black handgun, demanded the deposit bag, removed the restaurant’s landline phone and then fled through the back door. 

A police news release on Facebook said the man was about 5-feet-11 and wore a monkey mask, a red bandana, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black gloves. 

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“It is unclear upon speaking with McDonalds’ employees as to how the suspect entered the restaurant,” the news release said. “The restaurant closed at midnight. The suspect fled the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of currency.”

Anyone with information was asked to call the Marion police at 765-662-9981 or Grant County Crime Stoppers at 765-662-8477.