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'Hamburglar' hits Stockholm-area McDonald's

TT/David Landes · 12 Nov 2009, 07:44

Published: 12 Nov 2009 07:44 GMT+01:00

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A man entered the McDonald’s near the E4 motorway in Upplands Väsby north of Stockholm around 8.30pm, waving what appeared to be a gun and screaming that he wanted cash.

When the robber then attempted to escape, one of the restaurant workers made chase, only to be knocked to the ground by the fast -oving burglar.

The employee was later taken to Danderyd hospital, but reportedly escaped the incident with only minor injuries.

The thief, however, had two accomplices waiting in a car outside the restaurant and was able to make a successful getaway.

The car was later found burned out and abandoned in nearby Vallentuna.

According to police spokesperson Peter Eriksson the robbers managed to get away with a modest amount of cash.

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“And four hamburgers. They must have been hungry,” he told the TT news agency.

TT/David Landes (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:17 November 12, 2009 by Osokin
"one of the restaurant workers made chase" ... yeah with those salaries you ought to risk your life for the company. What was he thinking...
09:27 November 12, 2009 by just a question
next time guys, give them all the cash and the special offer of the day.
09:43 November 12, 2009 by DAVID T
Good job they didn't try Burger King in upplands väsby - takes 20 minutes to get the food and they always run out of ketchup
09:56 November 12, 2009 by Beynch
Are there any PC reasons why descriptions of the perpetrators were not included in this story? And what about the car? Was it a Cadillac SUV, or a Volkswagen bus?
10:26 November 12, 2009 by krow
Yeah for less than 90 kr per hour you want to paralyse your life for ever. idiot.
10:31 November 12, 2009 by this_aint_sparta
The employee wasnt chasing he just wanted to give him the ketchup he forgot on the counter.
11:04 November 12, 2009 by peropaco
That was a foolish move from the employee risking his life for a few crappy burgers. Maybe now he will be nominated for employee of the month.

@Beynch. Cadillac SUV? more like an Audi RS6
12:44 November 12, 2009 by misssh
Well they would not want to steal there burger´s! I had one from there on the way home from a club night late last month and the burger bun was flat as a pancake and it also had what looked like two day old brown lettuce. If the employee´s were as devoted to making hamburgers as they are giving chase to robber´s they would be set!!
12:52 November 12, 2009 by bravedave
It was probably Volvo Gangsters, you know, those guys that drive around in Volvo 740's, usually red with tinted windows and hip-hip blairing out the speakers!
13:40 November 12, 2009 by just a question
We want an interview with the employee. More information please.

I'm not interested on the thieves, they are not going to catch them anyway.
16:05 November 12, 2009 by DeepFriedTwinky
@ DAVID T...funny.

@this_aint_sparta...funny also!
18:44 November 12, 2009 by misssh
Dave@ hey I live in Upplands-Väsby and i drive a 740 Volvo with factory tints but its not red...

take it easy on my kind now we cant be tar-ed with the same brush now LOL
02:13 November 13, 2009 by AussieAndy
Times must be getting tough for the Hamburglar. I wonder if the 2 accomplainces were Grimace and Griddler.

McDondalds should get Officer Big Mac out of retirement to catch them. Mayor McCheese should give the heroic employee an award.
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