Robbers Sought by Houston Police in Attempted McDonald's Heist

Three suspects are wanted in connection with a robbery of a McDonald's at 17250 Tomball Parkway that took place about 12 a.m. on November 22. Police have now released photos and surveillance footage of the suspects and are seeking the public's help in locating them.

All three are described as black males. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the robbery, though one employee was assaulted. The suspects tried to rob the restaurant via the drive-through window, which seems like one of the dumbest ideas ever, but I'm not a master criminal either, so what do I know? One of the suspects tried to leap through the window after an employee when two other restaurant employees intervened, took his gun and a gun fight ensued.

A shotgun blast through the window from one of the other suspects was the last the employees saw of the suspects, who fled on foot leaving behind their car and articles of clothing. Yes, they left without their ride.

For me, what's weirdest is the manner of dress. One dude looks like Bain from the Batman movie. One looks like all he did was pull the drawstrings on his hoodie tight so all you could see was his entire face. The other looks like a cross between Han Solo in his parka on Hoth and one of those mynocks that latched onto the Millennium Falcon inside the belly of that giant cave monster when they were hiding from Darth Vader on that asteroid. Remember them?

Anyway, the three are still on the loose and police are looking for leads. They even have footage of the robbery posted on YouTube.

If you have any information on the identities of the suspects, contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. And may the force be with you.

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