This is some Jack Bauer type unfolding of events.
“Two masked men stormed into the McDonald’s restaurant across from the Boston Common early Thursday, tied up two employees and were rushing out the back door with stolen cash and a sawed off shotgun – when Boston police officers arrested them at gunpoint, authorities said.
One of the men was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, Boston Police spokesman Sergeant Michael McCarthy said Thursday.
According to police, the dramatic robbery started around 12:15 a.m. when the two masked men rushed into the restaurant and seized control of the employees, who were then tied up by the the thieves, police said.
McCarthy said three Boston police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at the McDonald’s restaurant at 146 Tremont St.
“One officer goes to the rear alley and two officers went to the front door. As the officers pulled up, the suspects were going out the back door,” said McCarthy.
McCarthy said the two suspects were arrested at gunpoint, and that arresting officers seized a sawed-off shotgun from one of the men.
He said investigators were trying to determine if the two suspects were linked to an armed robbery at the same restaurant several weeks ago.
The two suspects. whose names were not immediately released, are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on armed robbery and other charges in Boston Municipal Court Thursday.”