Volusia County deputies investigate attempted armed robbery at McDonald's

Man demanded money from safe, cellphones from employees, deputies say

By Brianna Volz - Web producer, James Sparvero - Reporter

DELTONA, Fla. - The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a McDonalds in Deltona, deputies said.

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Officials said a man entered the restaurant on Deltona Boulevard showing a handgun and demanding money from the safe. He also demanded that the employees give him their cellphones, officials said.

The man was described as white with a thin build, according to the incident report. He is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark hoodie, light-colored pants, brown boots and yellowish-green aviator-style sunglasses.

Deputies said he left the store without stealing anything and fled on foot toward Welcome Center Drive before they arrived with K-9 units to search the area.
No one was injured in the incident.
A man living in the area for 40 years told News 6 on Monday he was alarmed by the news. 
"I just cannot fathom a robbery taking place here," said Dave Freeman. "It's usually a quiet little intersection that the locals pass through and grab lunch. Occasionally, someone off the interstate will stop by but yeah, shocked is my words for it."
Anyone with information about the suspect pictured above is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at 386-860-7030 or Crime Stoppers 888-277-TIPS.

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