Teenage employee shot during robbery of McDonalds in West Lebanon

Leg wound is not life threatening

WEST LEBANON, NH - A teenager working at McDonalds was shot in his leg during an armed robbery that went down just after midnight this morning.

    Police in Lebanon are reporting that a robber armed with a handgun confronted the teen shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday while he was emptying trash into dumpsters right behind the restaurant.

    The man, who police said may have been wearing either a red shirt or a red hooded sweatshirt and who had his face and head covered, forced the teenage employee back into the building where he demanded money.

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    "After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect forced the employee toward a rear door where he shot the employee in the leg before fleeing," Lebanon Police reported.

    The robber was last seen running from the restaurant on foot.

The dumpsters (right) are inside a fenced area immediately behind the restaurant

    Police and Lebanon firefighters responded to the 911 call and a Lebanon ambulance transported the teen to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for what was described as a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

    The investigation is on-going and police are encouraging anyone who might have any information to call the Lebanon Police Department at (603) 448-1212 or their anonymous tip-line at (603) 448-CLUE. 

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