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2 men arrested in Md. for suspected string of McDonald's drive-through armed robberies

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Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged two men in connection to the armed robbery of a Kensington, Md. McDonald's. Police also believe this wasn't their first rodeo.

21-year-old Zachary Kinnell, of Upper Marlboro, and 20-year-old Brian Elzey, of Upper Marlboro, are accused of stealing money from the drive-through window of a McDonald’s restaurant in the 2700 block of University Boulevard on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at about 2 a.m.

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Police say the two men were traveling in a silver Chevrolet Cruz, entered the drivethrough lane and ordered food. One of the men exited the vehicle, approached the cashier's window, displayed a black handgun and told the cashier to leave, police said. The cashier complied. Police said the men then reached through the window and removed an undisclosed amount of money from a cash drawer before taking off eastbound on University Boulevard.

Just one day later at approximately 12:51 a.m., Montgomery County Police officers observed the same vehicle, occupied by two men enter the drive-thru of the McDonald’s restaurant in the 12100 block of Veirs Mill Road. Officers determined that the vehicle matched the description from the previous robbery and the robbery of other McDonald's restaurants throughout the DMV area.

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The suspects made a purchase and exited the parking lot area of the restaurant. Officers followed the Chevrolet and pulled it over in the area of Veirs Mill Road and Connecticut Avenue. Officers arrested the two men.

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Detectives believe that there may be additional victims that have not contacted police, and are urging any victims or anyone with information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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