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Former McDonalds employee robs restaurant

Blake Meyers provided photo. Blake Meyers provided photo.

A man robbed a McDonalds where he used to work Sunday while wearing a mask and wielding a hatchet.

According to police, 19-year-old Blake Meyers broke into the McDonalds on Centennial Circle in Burlington, Ky. Sunday around 4:40 a.m.

Police say Meyers tried to break in to the safe but was unsuccessful. When employees arrived for work, he threatened them with a hatchet to open it for him.

A deputy was two doors down from the fast food restaurant working on reports when the 911 call came in. He and other responding deputies surrounded the building until Meyers came out minutes later.

Meyers is charged with first degree burglary and first degree robbery.

Officials say Meyers did not speak at all during the break in because he was worried that his former co-workers would recognize his voice.

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