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Men Take Stolen Car to McDonald's Drive-Thru, Leave Receipt Behind

By Katie Honan | September 6, 2017 11:02am
 The suspects stole the car in East Elmhurst on Aug. 19, and took it to McDonald's on Aug. 23.
The suspects stole the car in East Elmhurst on Aug. 19, and took it to McDonald's on Aug. 23.
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EAST ELMHURST — Two men stole a car last month and were then captured on video days later using it to get fast food from the drive-thru at a nearby McDonald's restaurant, police said.

The pair swiped the white sedan at around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 from where it was parked near 71st Street and 25th Avenue in East Elmhurst, according to the NYPD.

Days later, police found the car parked on Astoria Boulevard and 88th Street — with a receipt from the nearby McDonald's still inside, police sources said.

Investigators recovered video taken from the McDonald's on Aug. 23, which shows one of the suspects handing over cash for his order.

He and the other suspect, who was in the passenger seat, ordered a McDouble, French fries, two McChicken sandwiches, a four-piece McNugget, sweet and sour sauce and a large Coke, police sources said. 

The driver was last seen wearing a white tank top, and has a tattoo on his left arm, police said. They don't have a description of the other suspect. 

If you have any information about this incident, please call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).