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Kenner PD, NOPD investigating pair of McDonald's robberies

Composite sketch of the suspect wanted for robbing a McDonald's restaurant in Kenner. (Source: Kenner Police Department) Composite sketch of the suspect wanted for robbing a McDonald's restaurant in Kenner. (Source: Kenner Police Department)
Surveillance cameras from a New Orleans and a Kenner McDonald's show two armed robberies that may have been committed by the same man. (Source: NOPD and KPD) Surveillance cameras from a New Orleans and a Kenner McDonald's show two armed robberies that may have been committed by the same man. (Source: NOPD and KPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Kenner and New Orleans Police Departments are investigating a pair of McDonald's robberies that may be connected.

Similarities between an armed robbery at a McDonald's in Kenner and one two weeks earlier in New Orleans brought two police departments together to track down what they believe is one armed robber.

The first robbery occurred on Jan. 15 around 5:38 p.m. at the McDonald's located in the 2600 block of St. Claude Avenue. According to NOPD, an unidentified man approached the counter and pulled out a pistol. He then demanded money from the cashier. The cashier complied and handed the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. The gunman then fled on foot.

Surveillance video showing the robber can be seen here and here.

Almost two weeks later, on Jan. 28 around 11:37 a.m., an unidentified man entered the McDonald's located at 2145 Veterans Boulevard in Kenner. While at the counter, Kenner Police say he pulled out a handgun and robbed the cashier at gunpoint. The unidentified man then fled the scene in a red car, possibly an Oldsmobile Cutlass. 

According to Kenner Police, the robbers method and some of the clothing he wore during the robberies are the same.

Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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