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Authorities: Employee was accomplice in McDonalds theft
Shawneequa McCall
Shawneequa McCall

Two people are facing charges in connection with an April theft at a South Hall McDonald’s in which a man wearing a mask was holding a gun on a McDonald’s employee who authorities now allege was the man’s accomplice.

Carl Edward Sanders, 29, of Lawrenceville, was arrested Saturday at the DeKalb County Jail and transferred to Hall County later in the day. He is charged with theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to warrants. He was being held on a $15,000 bond at the Hall County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Shawneequa Carol McCall, 28, of Norcross, was charged in the same case April 12 with theft by taking and false statements to a law enforcement agency, according to warrants. She was released May 5 on a $3,000 bond.

The incident was reported April 8 at the McDonald’s located at 4810 Golden Parkway in Buford. McCall was a McDonald’s employee at the time when Sanders allegedly came into the restaurant wearing a mask and held a gun on her, according to a statement released by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators later alleged that McCall was not a victim in the case, but knew Sanders and was his accomplice in the theft. A total of $2,249 in cash was taken from the restaurant, according to the statement.

The statement said the case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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