Customer comes out of toilet at McDonald's to find restaurant raided by armed robbers

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A customer at a McDonlald's in Peterborough got the fright of his life when he came out of the toilet to discover the place had been raided by armed robbers.

Police were called after a man wearing a balaclava and brandishing a hand gun burst into the McDonald's in Eastgate, Peterborough, on Monday. Source: Press Association.

Afterwards self-employed electrical contractor Jon Benson took to Twiiter to describe how he missed the drama but emerged from the lavatory to find the restaurant deserted.

He wrote: "Just come out of the toilet at McDonald's in Peterborough to armed police.

"Place got robbed whilst I was in there. And it's my birthday."

He added that he had only been in the toilet for 10 minutes.

Mr Benson, who was in Peterborough for work, found staff and customers standing in the car park looking terrified. The raider made off with cash from the till.

Cambridgeshire Police are examining CCTV of the incident which happened at about 10.45am.

Anyone with information should contact the force on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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