Less than a week before an Andorra Friendly's was robbed at gunpoint, a nearby McDonald's was also held up, police records indicate.
Philadelphia Police say the McDonald's at 8500 Henry Ave. experienced a robbery Nov. 4 at midnight, losing about $1,800 in cash. This came six days before a similar incident down the road at the Friendly's, 9164 Ridge Ave.
Restaurant employees told police that an unknown male entered the building through an unlocked back door. Pointing a black revolver at the employee and another man, the robber demanded that they open the office safe.
Police said the men complied, and the robber left the McDonald's on foot.
On Nov. 10, police similarly responded to the nearby Friendly's where a robber held the restaurant up and gunpoint.
A detailed description of the McDonald's robbery was unavailable. No arrests have been reported in either incident.