Robber forces McDonald's employees into fridge at gunpoint, police say

Police say a man forced McDonald's employees into a fridge at gunpoint and robbed the restaurant.

CUMMING, Ga. — Police have arrested a man who is accused of robbing a McDonald's and locking employees into a freezer at gunpoint early Saturday morning in Cumming, Georgia.

Kaleem Tariq-Madyun, 35, is charged with one count of armed robbery and seven counts of aggravated assault.

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"Employees reported being forced into a refrigerated area by an armed suspect who took an undisclosed amount of money," Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said in a Facebook post Sunday. "The employees fled out of the back of the building and contacted deputies."

Forsyth County News reported that a joint effort by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Gwinnett County Police Department led to Tariq-Madyun's arrest after a search warrant was obtained and officials went to the suspect's home.

Tariq-Madyun remains in the Forsyth County Jail without bond and has a pending court hearing.