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Text-messaging plot to rob Lauderdale McDonald’s foiled

Four teens have been charged with planning to rob a McDonald’s restaurant, including an employee who police say was text-messaging instructions on how to open the cash registers.The late Sunday night plot at 950 West Commercial Boulevard was foiled by a police officer who saw a suspicious vehicle in a nearby parking lot, police spokeswoman Detective Katherine Collins said.The officer approached the car and found three males with robbery tools and a cell phone that one of them tried to throw into the bushes, Collins said.On the phone was a text message sent from a McDonald’s employee describing how to open the registers and where the money was kept, police said.

The employee, a 17-year-old from Lauderdale Lakes, was charged with attempted armed robbery. Full Story:,0,835191.story?track=rss

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