Men Arrested After McDonald's Robbery

The incident took place at the Lilburn restaurant off Lawrenceville Highway.

Sedarius Deangelo Scott, left, and Damien Lee Parker were arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a Lilburn McDonald's. Credit: Gwinnett County Docket
Sedarius Deangelo Scott, left, and Damien Lee Parker were arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a Lilburn McDonald's. Credit: Gwinnett County Docket
Two men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that took place at the McDonald's in Lilburn. 

Damien Lee Parker, 21, of Duluth, has been charged with armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and violation of probation. He was also arrested the week before for three driving violations, according to Gwinnett County jail records. 

The second man, Sedarius Deangelo Scott, a 22-year-old from Norcross, was also arrested after the incident, but his charges are limited to marijuana possession and violation of probation.

According to the Lilburn Police report, the incident occurred at the McDonald's at 4133 Lawrenceville Hwy. at 3:57 a.m. last Thursday (July 25). About seven employees and customers were present during the robbery.

According to one of the workers employee, the suspects entered the store and said, "Uh oh, here we go!" The worker ran into the bathroom and called 911. 

Another employee who was in the manager's office said one of the suspects approached her and demanded money. He grabbed two cash register tills from an open safe and took the cash out. The worker left the office and saw the second male standing outside the office. He pointed a gun at her and ordered her to lie on the floor. She complied, and the two suspects exited the store.

Multiple witnesses observed the men running outside behind Popeye's and climb into a red truck behind a title pawn shop.

Police arrived just in time to see the suspects' vehicle leaving the scene. Authorities attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the truck sped off, throwing things out the window along the way.

The car made its way to Indian Trail Apartment Homes in unincorporated Norcross, where the passenger and driver jumped out. The local police, Gwinnett County Police and K-9s were all out on foot trying to find the suspects. A helicopter was out, too.

The police weren't able to locate the suspects that evening, but their vehicle and several items in it, including a cigarette butt and rubber gloves, were taken into evidence. The police report doesn't state how Parker and Scott were arrested, but they are listed as the offenders, and Gwinnett County Jail records indicate they were arrested around 5 p.m. the next day (July 26). 

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