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Pair charged in McDonald's heist

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A former Mc­Don­ald’s em­ploy­ee and an al­leged ac­com­plice have been charged with steal­ing $10,000 from a Cottman Av­en­ue res­taur­ant late last month.

Po­lice said a third per­son still is be­ing sought, and city de­tect­ives and Abing­ton au­thor­it­ies are look­ing at a sim­il­ar rob­bery that oc­curred at a Mc­Don­ald’s in that Mont­gomery County town­ship.

The Phil­adelphia rob­bery began at 5:10 a.m. on Aug. 29 when a young man wear­ing an Adi­das sweat shirt entered the Mc­Don­ald’s at 2809 Cottman Ave. and ordered some food. He sat down to eat it and was joined by an­oth­er man, who took out a gun and forced the shift su­per­visor to open the res­taur­ant’s safe. They went out­side to a car and drove away. Both rob­bers were black, po­lice said.

The Abing­ton res­taur­ant at 1663 Old York Road was hit at 6:05 a.m. on Sept. 17. Po­lice said three men were in­volved and forced the man­ager to take money from a safe. Po­lice in both mu­ni­cip­al­it­ies re­leased de­scrip­tions of the rob­bers and asked for the pub­lic’s as­sist­ance.

Jan­ine Dunn, 26, was taken in­to cus­tody late on Sept. 20, Sgt. Den­nis Rosen­baum of North­east De­tect­ives said Monday. Dunn, who was a Mc­Don­ald’s em­ploy­ee, al­legedly was the get­away driver in the Aug. 29 rob­bery, the ser­geant said.

Act­ing on a tip, po­lice had gone to Dunn’s res­id­ence on the 5200 block of Ox­ford Ave. She was vis­it­ing her moth­er’s house on the 1400 block of Stirl­ing St., Rosen­baum said, and called po­lice to ask why they were at her home. Po­lice told her they wanted to talk to her, asked where she was, went there and ar­res­ted her, he said.

When 25-year-old Dar­nell Out­law of South­w­est Phil­adelphia went to Dunn’s apart­ment early Sept. 21, he was ar­res­ted. Rosen­baum said Out­law was the man who first went in­to the Cottman Av­en­ue Mc­Don­ald’s and ordered food. Dunn and Out­law have been charged with rob­bery and re­lated of­fenses.

The second man in Aug. 29 rob­bery had not been named and is still be­ing sought, Rosen­baum said.

To view the sur­veil­lance video of the Aug. 29 crime, vis­it The Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­Tube Chan­nel or vis­it ht­tp://www.philly­po­lice.com/news

To sub­mit a tip via tele­phone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or con­tact North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion about the Abing­ton rob­bery can call De­tect­ive Ed Quinn at 267-536-1103 or 1-877-APD-TIPS. ••End­Frag­ment 

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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