Aurora police ask public to help ID 'McRobbers' gunmen who terrorized people in McDonald's holdup

Customers forced to lie on floor at gunpoint

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora police are asking the public to help them identify three hooded-and-masked gunman who terrorized customers and employees during a McDonald's robbery last week.

The robbery happened at 9:25 p.m. on April 17 at the McDonald's restaurant at 1444 S. Havana St., according to the Aurora Police Department. The whole crime took 30 seconds.

“I couldn't believe how quick it was for them to go in and hold people at gunpoint and go to the safe versus the register. I would have thought that would have taken a little longer,” said Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania.

A black, silver and white glove worn by one of the men is the only distinguishing article of clothing.

The gunmen -- dubbed "The McRobbers" by police -- entered the store and one gunman ordered customers to lie down on the floor.

"You never know what these guys will do.  What they'll do if someone resists.  You don't know how far they'll go," said Fania.

The other two robbers called the store manager by her nickname, but police say the manager was not involved.

Anyone with information on this case can submit an anonymous tip through Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. You can also text 274673 (CRIMES) and then enter the title DMCS and  your message.

A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and charging of those responsible for this crime

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