PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) – A boyfriend and girlfriend are under arrest after they allegedly robbed a Palmer McDonald’s.
Palmer Police Chief Robert Frydryk says that Wednesday night, officers arrested 24-year-old Levi Jack of Monson and 23-year-old Sabrina Smith of Petersham.
Just after midnight Wednesday, police say that Jack and Smith allegedly walked into the restaurant through a back door, armed with large hunting knives and wearing ski masks.
The pair threatened and demanded money from three employees. As part of the robbery, the suspects also cut the restaurant’s telephone and took the cell phones from the employees, so nobody could police.
At one point, one of the suspects tried hitting one of the employees in the face with the handle of the knife. The employee was able to sheild themselves from the blow, but did suffer a minor injury.
Palmer Police Chief Robert Frydryk says that around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, based on information developed by investigators and information provided from employees, officers executed a search warrant with the help of the Monson Police Department at a home on 6 Harrison Avenue in Monson.
Officers allegedly found the clothes and knives used in the robbery as well as some of the money stolen from the restaurant during their search.
Frydryk adds that Jack, who was a former McDonald’s employee, is being charged with one count of armed and masked robbery, larceny from a building, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Smith is facing a charge of armed and masked robbery and larceny from a building.
Bail was been set to for $50,000 cash for Jack and $10,000 for Smith at a court hearing Thursday. Both are due back in court in February.