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Employees locked in freezer during McDonald's robbery

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Police are searching for at least two people who robbed a McDonald's restaurant in west Houston and locked the employees in a freezer.

The robbery was reported around 3:45 a.m. Friday at the 24-hour McDonald's restaurant on State Highway 6/Addicks Howell Road near Piping Rock Lane.

Police tell FOX 26 News that a van approached the building with a driver and passenger inside. One of the people inside the van then entered restaurant with a gun and forced an employee to rear of the store.

After encountering two other employees, the robber threatened one of them to open the safe and forced all three of the workers into a freezer.

The robber exited the restaurant and fled in the van.

"I didn't know what to expect. I thought he was going to come back and shoot us," said one of the employees who had contacted police from her cell phone. "I didn't know to expect. I started praying."

The robbers took $1,000 from the restaurant. No injuries were reported in the robbery.

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