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TOWNSEND — Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Townsend police responded to a reported armed robbery at McDonald’s on East Main Street.

One of the employees said he was approached by two male subjects while emptying the trash at closing. He was then forced back inside the store at gunpoint. Once inside, the employee and manager were taken to the office area and forced to open the safe from which an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The two male suspects were described as approximately five-foot-nine-inches tall, medium build and dressed similarly, wearing black hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. The weapon used was reported to be a black semi-automatic handgun.

The employees reported that they had been restrained using zip ties to tie both of their wrists and ankles. They contacted the Police Department after freeing themselves shortly after the suspects left the store.

Sgt. Mark Giancotti, along with officers George Reidy and Jeffrey Thibodeau and officers from the Pepperell Police Department conducted the preliminary investigation. The investigation to identify the suspects is still underway. The Police Department is asking that anyone with information contact them at (978) 597-6214.

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