Daylight Armed Robbery at McDonald’s at Independence Blvd. & Idlewild Rd.

From www.wsoctv.com – Aug 19, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested two men following an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in east Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

The robbery occurred at the McDonalds at 5600 E. Independence Boulevard.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they were called to the restaurant around 2:54 p.m. after a 24-year-old man said he was robbed in the bathroom.

When officers arrived, they spotted two men similar to the description provided by the victim.

The suspects were running away, but officers apprehended them.

When police searched the men, they found knives concealed in their clothing. One of the suspects also had multiple baggies of heroin.

William Burkart, 26, and Michael Parker, 26, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to robbery with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon.

William Burkart and Michael Parker (Photos courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail)

William Burkart and Michael Parker (Photos courtesy of the Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

Parker faces additional charges for resisting a public officer, and trafficking in heroin.

Both are being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail. Parker received a $251,500 secured bond, and Bukart is being held on a $51,000 bond.

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