Early this morning around 3:00 AM the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call that a robbery was occurring at the McDonald’s Shell at the corner of SH 242 and IH 45 and that suspects had entered the store with handguns. Oak Ridge and Conroe Police officers arrived on the scene and believed that employees were still inside the store with the suspects.
Sheriff Office deputies learned during interviews with store employees that at least two armed suspects had come into the restaurant through the drive-thru window and both suspects had handgun. One employee was able to exit the building safely out the drive-thru window while the suspects were distracted.
Initial attempts to contact anyone inside the business were unsuccessful and SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene. Multiple attempts were made to contact anyone inside the business and eventually one employee came out that had been hiding behind a counter. The witness did not know if the suspects were still inside but two employees were unaccounted for and they were believed to still be inside the business.
SWAT entered the business and found two employees hiding in a backroom and the suspects were gone.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are interviewing witnesses.
The two suspects are still at large... They are described as black males between the height of 5-foot-9 and 5-foot ten.
They were wearing black hoodies, masks, and gloves.
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